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What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

Depends: Causes of adenocarcinoma: acid reflux; causes of squamous cell carcinoma: smoking, alcohol, achalasia, caustic injury, chaga's syndrome, nitrosamines. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, bleeding and weight loss. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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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What are the symptoms of esophogeal cancer?

What are the symptoms of esophogeal cancer?

Swallowing: Trouble swallowing is the main one. Others may include unexplained weight loss, microscopic blood in the stool, anemia, chest pain. Sometimes heartburn can be a symptom of early esophageal cancer or a premalignant esophageal lesion (barrett's). ...Read more

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What are the causes of prostate cancer and what are the symptoms?

Cause is unknown: The symptoms are vague and not specific. So screening with blood test/ psa levels is advised if you are a male between 50 to70 years old. Eat healthy and use low fat foods..With ample veggies and fruits with each meal. Keep your weight into a healthy range.This migh tkeep you healthy for a long time to come. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Usually none: Upset stomach, weight loss, feeling of fullness tend to be late. One common warning is iron deficience anemia. Any question, go for endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

Early stage none: In curable early stages no symptoms, gastric ca is uncommon in west routine screenings are not done, in japan where it is common is detected by gastric cytology and endoscopy results are superior. When symptoms of dyspepsia, nausea, pains bleeding, obstruction appear the disease is advanced. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

Not many: Stomach cancer can be quite advanced before it causes any symptoms. The main symptoms would be vomiting, feeling full with less amount of food eaten, anemia from the blood loss and fatigue. The best test to diagnose it is an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of mesothelioma?

What are the causes and symptoms of mesothelioma?

Cancer of cells: Lining of the chest cavity and lungs is called mesothelioma. It produces fluid, leading to shortness of breath and cough. Invading the chest, it can cause pain, especilaly on deep breath and cough. Fatigue and weight loss are signals of advanced disease and may indicat difficulty tolerating treatment. Asbestos is a known cause, 30 years post exposure mean time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

Location: Duodenal cancers are rare ~ 1% of GI cancers. Tumors near the ampula may cause symptoms by obstructing the ducts leading to jaundice, pancreatitis and pain in other locations the lesion may cause symptoms of duodenal ulcer, i.e., pain or manifest by infiltrating surrounding organs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stomach cancer?

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 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 symptoms of intestinal cancer?

What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

Colon cancer: Change in bowel habits , rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort or bloating. These are nonspecific symptoms and can be the same symptoms of other disorders. Should you experience this symptomatology , you should see a colon and rectal specialist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?  What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of carcinoma stomach?

What are the signs and symptoms of carcinoma stomach?

Quite varied: Often patients will have stomach related symptoms, like poor appetite, pain in belly , indigestion or bleeding . Weight loss is common. Why are you concerned about this matter? ...Read more

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What are the most common signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

What are the most common signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

Cough: The most common symptom is cough, followed by shortness of breath, chest pain, and weight loss. Other findings would be related to metastatic disease, like headache, bone pain, etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

Chest symptoms: Lung Cancer can present with varied chest symptoms like persistent cough, hoarseness, chest pain or shortness of breath. In many cases the symptoms may come due to metastases and these can go to Bones(causing pain in the bones) or spread to brain and this can present with a seizure or headaches. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of anal cancer?

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What are the signs and symptoms of anal cancer?

Anal pain &/or blood: Anal pain, painful defecation, bright red blood on stool or toilet paper, stool incontinence. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

Cough: The most common symptom of identified lung cancer is cough, followed by chest pain, shortness of breath, weight loss, followed by other constitutional findings. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

None: Usually there are no symptoms. Later can develop intestinal or rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, intestinal blockage, change in bowel movements, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

Depends: Causes of adenocarcinoma: acid reflux; causes of squamous cell carcinoma: smoking, alcohol, achalasia, caustic injury, chaga's syndrome, nitrosamines. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, bleeding and weight loss. ...Read more

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If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?

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If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?

Not really: What symptoms are you referring here? Esophageal cancer usually is presented with problem with swallowing- usually harder with solid food than liquid. Also, other symptoms like bloathing, pain/discomfort can happen. When the cancer spreads outside the esophagus- for instance the lung, liver -other symptoms related to the location of the spreads can occur like weight loss etc. Cough drop won't help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer I have a lot of middle chest pain fill full all the time not much appetite?

What are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer I have a lot of middle chest pain fill full all the time not much appetite?

Problems swallowing!: Some typical symptoms are difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), "food getting stuck", abnormal weighloss, chest pain/burning, heartburn and indigestion, fatigue and others. Your symptoms are certainly abnormal and need an appropriate work up immediately. Contact your doctor to evaluate for other causes as well like heart, lung, blood, lymph system diseases. ...Read more

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Why does oesophageal cancer cause coughing ?

Why does oesophageal cancer cause coughing ?

Reflux: of stomach contents and acid frequently occurs. These contents irritate your throat and may cause coughing spells. Changing the consistency of your diet such as pureeing food, avoiding nuts, popcorn and grains. Please follow up with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

No: Barrett's esophagus is one of the complications of GERD. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells About 10% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD develop Barrett's esophagus.Patients with Barrett's esophagus do have an increase the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma but the complication is rare with less than 1% of patients developing this particular cancer ...Read more

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What causes esophageal cancer? 

What causes esophageal cancer? 

Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux or gerd. This leads to barrett's metaplasia, then low grade dysplasia, then high grade dysplasia and then cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma is caused generally by smoking and alcohol consumption which is synergistic. ...Read more

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Symptoms of esophageal cancer common?

Symptoms of esophageal cancer common?

Difficulty and/or: Pain on swallowing, leading to weight loss. Commonly associated with tobacco and alcohol use, now prevalent in overweight individuals with reflux. ...Read more

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How does esophageal cancer cause coughing?

How does esophageal cancer cause coughing?

Airway irritation: Coughing in esophageal cancer is usually caused by airway (aka bronchus or wind pipe) irritation, most commonly by: 1. Aspiration (saliva and/or food going into the airway) due to obstruction of the esophagus by tumor or 2. A large tumor pushing on or growing into the airway. ...Read more

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What causes esophageal cancer? Who gets it?

What causes esophageal cancer? Who gets it?

Many factors: Factors predisposing to esophageal cancer are realated to age and sex with men over 65 at highest risk. This is followed by smokers, heavy drinking, obesity and acid reflux. At the cardioesophageal junction h.pylori plays an important role as does Baretts esophagus. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer?

Pain: The most common symptoms are pain, food getting caught and weight loss. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Reasons for dysphagia. Is esophageal cancer a common cause?

Yes, also others.: Progressive dysphagia is the major sign for esophageal cancer. This starts with solids, then is seen with liquids. Weight loss is also seen. Other causes for dysphagia include oropharyngeal (plummer-vinson syndrome), schatski ring, and zenker's diverticulum. These have varying degrees of dysphagia, and not all are progressive. ...Read more

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What might be symptoms of throat or esophageal cancer?

What might be symptoms of throat or esophageal cancer?

Swallowing problems: There may be a feeling of lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, weight loss, fatigue, anemia. ...Read more

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Can oesophageal cancer cause chest pain and palpitations?

Can oesophageal cancer cause chest pain and palpitations?

Varies: Chest pain: yes- referred from the esophagus. Palpitations can occur from other reasons. ...Read more

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I seem to be collecting more and more symptoms. Chest pain, stomach ache, exhaustion. Fear of oesophageal cancer as voice husky and gurgling throat?

I seem to be collecting more and more symptoms.  Chest pain, stomach ache, exhaustion.  Fear of  oesophageal cancer as voice husky and gurgling throat?

Aging: Some of the issue are related to increasing age. For change in voice you need to consult an ENT specialist. You should also consult a general practitioner for a baseline evaluation and recommendation for exercise. ...Read more

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How does esophageal cancer cause back pain?

Esophageal cancer: Can cause back pain particularly if the cancer has invaded through the wall of the esophagus into surrounding nerves or chest wall muscles or bone. This is an ominous sign and should be investigated right away. Spread to bones can also occur through the blood stream, and indicates metastatic disease and not just local spread. ...Read more

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How often does acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? I'm 23

Reflux is associated: With esoph ca, in the 6th decade of life and beyond. The frequency in your age is close to zero. Heavy alcohol and smoking are factors, and over weight reflux chronically in others. Depending on severity, endoscopy and blocking acid production warranted. ...Read more

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Is it possible for upper middle back pain to be the only symptom of esophageal cancer?

Yes: But quite unusual, the cardinal features is swallowing trouble. Perforation is more associated with pain in the back than uncomplicated esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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Does microwave radiation to transmit voice cause esophageal cancer?

Does microwave radiation to transmit voice  cause esophageal cancer?

Not clearly: The present data doesn't suggest that the microwave spectrum used to transmit communications causes cancer. There is some suggestion of related male infertility but it isn't certain. Additionally there is something referred to as the microwave hearing effect where people exposed to pulsed microwave radiation hear clicking noises. ...Read more

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