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What are the causes and risk factors of GI cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors of GI cancer?

Causes for GI cancer: There are some genetic predispositions to them. Small intestine tumors are rare and probably missed. Colon cancer is associated to a low fiber diet, associated to colon polyps and more common in the industrialized word. Gastric cancer is more common in volcanic regions :japan, iceland, chile, c.R., smoked food intake ( nitrites) and were refrigeration of food is not adequate, and h. Pylori present. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What are the symptoms of GI cancer?

What are the symptoms of GI cancer?

Bleeding, GI issues: The symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer are variable. Symptoms range from none (eg, found asymptomatically on screening colonoscopy), bleeding, abdominal pain, weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of GI cancer?

What are the real symptoms of GI cancer?

GI too broad to say: Gi goes from swallowing tube to anal aperture, and a bunch of juice squeezers along the way(pancreas, bile ducts and gall bladder). Blockage of the tubes cause nausea, vomiting, pain. Many ooze blood, but so do benign things. Colorectal blocks cause constipation. Vomiting and pooping blood should not be put off, but not always caused by cancer. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get GI cancer than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get GI cancer than others. Which ones?

Many: Smokering, heavy alcohol intake, low fiber, high red meat intake and processed food, excessive caffeine intake, patients with family history of GI cancers, personal historey of inflammatory bowel disease, women with a history of breast cancer, are a few of the risk factors as well as age over 50. ...Read more

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How can I prevent GI cancer?

How can I prevent GI cancer?

Healthy lifestyle.: Maintain a healthy lifestyle: - balanced diet - achieve and maintain an ideal body weight - don't use tobacco - consume alcohol in moderation - know your family history watch for symptoms: - blood in your stool - change in stool habits - unusual abdominal pains keep up on screening tests: - colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read more

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Is there an association between stomach cancer and a GI bleed?

Is there an association between stomach cancer and a GI bleed?

Yes: Stomach cancers can often erode internal blood vessels or ulcerate and bleed into the intestines. ...Read more

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Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it common to get a diagnoses of stage four gastric/gi cancer without the primary source of the cancer confirmed? A tumor was confirmed on the liver

Is it common to get a diagnoses of stage four gastric/gi cancer without the primary source of the cancer confirmed? A tumor was confirmed on the liver

It does happen: Many tumors, especially without noticeable symptoms, are diagnosed following metastasis. Depending upon how the tumor appears under the microscope, a pathologist can often point out precisely where it came from, or, usually, a likely region. From there, it is a group effort, often involving pathologists, radiologists, and, in this case a gastroenterologist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Will a GI cancer show up in a breast?

Not likely: Dome GI cancers can metastasize to nearly anywhere on the body but more commonly they will show up in the liver first. ...Read more

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Is 18mg of iron too much for an 87 year old with GI cancer and a small bleed in the liver?

Is 18mg of iron too much for an 87 year old with GI cancer and a small bleed in the liver?

Not likely,,,: This is the USDA recommended dietary allowance for women 19-50 years old and as there might have a possible iron deficiency from the GI cancer and bleed it's likely needed. It's also important to see your doctor about the so called bleed and the cancer for treatment and ongoing management. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My father (53 in great shape never drank/smoked) has been diagnosed stage 4 GI cancer, metastasized to liver. Is getting2nd or 3rd opinion beneficial?

My father (53 in great shape never drank/smoked) has been diagnosed stage 4 GI cancer, metastasized to liver. Is getting2nd or 3rd opinion beneficial?

Sure: Cure for stage 4 cancer is very unlikely, however there are usually some different treatment options, especially if someone is young and otherwise fairly healthy. May be clinical trials available. In my opinion, it is never wrong to get 1 or 2 opinions. Most of the time, it will reinforce what your doctor told you initially, but will give you some reassurance that you are getting good advice. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

Bacteria: Today a bacteria called h pylori is considered the most common cause. Others include smoking, smoked meats, and increasing risk factors include alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes stomach cancer?

What causes stomach cancer?

Several risk factors: Stomach cancer happens when a mutation in one of the stomach's normal cells leads to cancerous transformation. Although no one knows exactly why this mutation happens, there are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, a family history of stomach cancer, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stomach cancer?

Unknown: Stomach cancer is uncommon in the us, and more common in some asian countries. Can be an association with h. Pylori gastritis & eating more smoked foods and smoked meats possibly related. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

Ulceration: most stomach cancers have been shown related to helicobacter pylori. It has shifted the lesion from prepyloric to cardioesphageal in nature. The organism causes ulceration which heals by bringing bone stem cells to repair damagte and then the bug toxins converts to stem cells to malignant stem cells progressing to adenocarcinoma. The lesions then bleed, ulcerate and can obstruct. ...Read more

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Please describethe stomach cancer causes and symptoms?

Please describethe stomach cancer causes and symptoms?

Unknown & few: Causes of stomach cancer is unknown, can be related to h. Pylori infection, history of eating lot of smoked & processed meats, etc. It is a rate condition in the us. Symptoms are few; anemia from stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers, lack of appetite, weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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