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What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

Vague Symptoms, Yes: Stomach cancer may cause pain, bloating, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or anemia, usually in people over age 60. This is similar to the symptoms of a stomach ulcer. If these symptoms do not get better with medication, a gastroenterologist will look into the stomach with a flexible camera and take a biopsy if needed. ...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 is the risk of death if throat cancer is found in very early stages?

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What is the risk of death if throat cancer is found in very early stages?

Low: Very early stage of head and neck cancer is curable . I am glad that you don't smoke. A couple of more things you can do- decrease your alcohol intake and hpv vaccination for you. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?

What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?

No stages: There are no stages. It's diagnosed by measuring the ejection fraction (which is the blood ejected in a single beat). Normal is 55%. Less than 55% is cardiomyopathy. Mild, moderate, & severe are often used to describe. There may be no symptoms. Breathlessness with exertion and easy fatiguability are early symptoms. Echocardiography is the test of choice to diagnose it. Cause is looked for next. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

Unknown: We aren't sure exactly what the cause of ovarian cancer is yet. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at a late stage and is treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Although treatable, advanced ovarian cancer is rarely curable. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding.Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of bladder cancer would it be peeing frequently?

What are the early symptoms of bladder cancer would it be peeing frequently?

Bladder cancer: Early bladder cancer has very few symptoms. Blood in the urine is the reason for initial evaluation of people subsequently diagnosed with bladder tumors. The definitive test remains cystoscopy. This must be performed by a qualified urologist. It can, however, usually be performed in the office. ...Read more

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What are odds for surviving bladder cancer? The doctor says the bladder cancer is in early stages. Does this mean it can be cured?

What are odds for surviving bladder cancer? The doctor says the bladder cancer is in early stages. Does this mean it can be cured?

Bladder cancer: Early stage bladder cancer can nearly always be successfully treated without major surgery. It is important to follow the surveillance cysto protocol after initial cystoscopic treatment (resection) due to the tendency for superficial recurrences. Cure is a relative term when dealing with some cancers. ...Read more

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What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

Early stage 95%: With early detection of uterine cancer , with radical surgery , advanced current chemoradiation the cure will be will be 95% for 5 year survival. Stage ii of uterine cancer is confined to uterus with cervix involvement but no spread to lymph nodes. For stage ii it will be 70%. ...Read more

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What are causes of multiple mucosal polys at the gallbladder. What is it and how can it be prevented or managed. Its still 4.5mm.

What are causes of multiple mucosal polys at the gallbladder. What is it and how can it be  prevented or managed. Its still 4.5mm.

Many causes: Polyps less than 1 cm are almost always benign. Multiple mucosal polyps are generally due to cholesterol deposits (condition called choleserolosis) and may or may not be associated with gall stones. At your age, if you are not symptomatic you can watch it with periodic ultrasounds. If symptomatic, you should have laparoscopic removal of gall bladder. ...Read more

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What is the chance that bone pain is caused by ewing's sarcoma? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that bone pain is caused by ewing's sarcoma? What are the usual symptoms?

Sarcomas are rare: While Ewing's sarcoma is usually painful, it's an extremely rare tumor, so the chances of having it are very low. About 3 in a million people get it and usually in their teenage years. Most bone pain has other causes. The usual symptoms are pain and a mass (swelling). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer that is not hormonal and has mets to the brain and now the the liver is yellow coloring in eyes

What are symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer that is not hormonal and has mets  to the brain and now the the liver  is yellow coloring in eyes

Jaundice is liver: I am not exactly sure what you are asking, since stage 4 disease is defined by many different parameters: metastasis to the lung is stage 4, but you would not have symptoms; metastasis to the liver, may result in jaundice (yellowing of the whites of the eyes: sclera), but other than the color and some itching, you may not have symptoms either. Often it is fatigue, malaise, energy decrease. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to be in late stage of cancer?

What kind of experience is it to be in late stage of cancer?

Symptoms vary: Late stage cancer is associated with many different symptoms depending on nature of tumor and site of metastasis. Tumors like lung, breast Ca and prostate frequently spread to bone and pain from expanding periosteum must be brought under control. Eventually all cases of metastatic tumor fail due to malignant stem cells. Goal is to control tumor for survival time and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Lymph node: I guessing that you are describing cancer that spread to a lymph node that is located between the pancreas and the liver. If this is the only place the cancer has spread, and the pancreas cancer is otherwise fully removed, the average survival is about 2 years if you get chemotherapy after the operation. Talk to your surgeon and oncologist for more details. ...Read more

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What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

Acute and Chronic: Acute pancreatitis is a serious medical condition where pancreatic enzymes inflame the pancreas and surrounding tissues it can lead to death but to those who survive they can develop chronic pancreatitis where the pancreas begins to fail from chronic injury. Both should have prompt medical attention and treatment. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

See below: The most common presenting complaint in people with lymphoma is painless adenopathy, or a persistently swollen lymph node. Other complaints can be fever, night sweats, or weight loss. Detection is either through a swollen node or imaging showing enlarged nodes. Diagnosis is made by biopsy. There's no prevention. Treatment will involve chemotherapy and may or may not include radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer?what kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer?what kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

Abnormal bleeding: Uterine cancer announces itself most often as abnormal bleeding, less often as a mass. Diet does not cure cancer, and is in fact only of marginal help. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either very ignorant or is trying to mislead you. If you are at all concerned about your cycles, talk with your physician; he/she has heard it all before and you can do this without embarrassment. ...Read more

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What causes malabsorption syndrome in small cell lung cancer? Is it an early or late stage presentation of the disease?

What causes malabsorption syndrome in small cell lung cancer? Is it an early or late stage presentation of the disease?

Youkeep asking silly: These are silly questions that waste a doctors time. Without knowing your complete medical history(like do you have Small cell lung Cancer? And do you have malabsorption syndrome(a rare condition to begin with), how can we address any questions that you raise and then you go ahead and give them another twist or early/late stages etc. Please take all these questions to your Primary doctor to addres ...Read more

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What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

Vague Symptoms, Yes: Stomach cancer may cause pain, bloating, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or anemia, usually in people over age 60. This is similar to the symptoms of a stomach ulcer. If these symptoms do not get better with medication, a gastroenterologist will look into the stomach with a flexible camera and take a biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

Non specific: Burping is a sign of life! gas buildup from ingestion of air, from certain food and stomach digestants, and over ingestion can all stimulate burping. In some cultures it is highly encouraged to signal to the host a fine meal! esophageal or gastric cancer patients, particularly if they have gastroesophageal reflux(gerd) may belch a lot but that is not specific to cancer. ...Read more

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more

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I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.

I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.

Reflux: This is likely a sign of some sort of indigestion or reflux. You can try anti-acid such as Pepcid (famotidine) to see if symptoms get better. You should also consult with your doctor as you may need upper endoscopy for direct visualization of your stomach. ...Read more

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Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Usually not: As stomach cancer goes with low acid in the stomach. Hunger pains is usually associated with high acid output. So if anything wrong it coukd be that you have high acid in the stomach. Check for ulcer. See if it bother you too much a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of stomach cancer? Can too much spicy food cause it

What are early symptoms of stomach cancer? Can too much spicy food cause it

See below: Some symptoms of stomach cancer are vomiting, vomiting blood, early satiety (feeling full), stomach pain, feeling a mass, weight loss, and unexplained low grade fever. Spicy food does not cause it. ...Read more

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What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

Depends: Would need more information on tumor size, location, cell type, and surgical margins but stage 1 would have the best results & best survival statistics. May likely need repeat endoscopy & biopsies in the future to watch. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm really worried that I have early stages of stomach cancer?

What to do if i'm really worried that I have early stages of stomach cancer?

Gastroscopy: Usually stomach cancer is associated with symptoms. Either bleeding from the ulcerating lesion associated with the early form of tumor, some evidence of obstruction when the lesion, now rare is in the prepyloric area or swallowing problems when related to the upper stomach, cardio-esophageal region. In any of the cases when a question of some pathology arises, a gastroscopy/biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm really worries that I have early stages of stomach cancer !?

What do you suggest if i'm really worries that I have early stages of stomach cancer !?

MD: Stomach cancer is not terribly common in the us but it can happen so why don't you visit your doc and ask him/her about it? Maybe you need an upper endoscopy. Worrying will not help, just do it. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, nodal stage, and metastasis information, it will help clarify what stage and survival rates. ...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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How strong of a connection is there between H-pylori and stomach cancer? Is H Pylori easy to treat?

How strong of a connection is there between H-pylori and stomach cancer? Is H Pylori easy to treat?

Strong connection: H. Pylori overgrowth results in ulcers near and around cardio-esophageal junction. The healing process does not result from ingrowth of new epithelial cells from stomach mucosa. Rather repair results from ingrowth of bone marrow stem cells to heal the ulcer. H. Pylori toxins attack the stem cells to produce malignant growth at that site in the upper stomach. ...Read more

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What are rare causes of poor appetite in.A 22 year old? Colon.Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

Several: Numerous causes for loss of appetite several diseases , several medications from cold to cancer , some one 22 yr old with no other symptoms , only thing that causes is anxiety and depression, most common in young.You are only 22 don't think of cancers , enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Can a person in the very early stage of stomach cancer have the bariatric sleeve surgery?

Can a person in the very early stage of stomach cancer have the bariatric sleeve surgery?

Stomach cancer: That depends on a lot of different things. Type of cancer, location, stage, etc. In general, stage 1 stomach cancer is treated by subtotal or total gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy. Having a sleeve gastrectomy is likely not an ideal option for you (unless it is a gist tumor on the greater curve of the stomach). You need to discuss with a surgical oncologist (not a bariatric surgeon) first. ...Read more

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44 yo F, 5 wks with loss of/light appetite, early satiety, bloating, belching, intermit upper L pain, maternal aunt died of stomach cancer in her 40s?

44 yo F,  5 wks with loss of/light appetite, early satiety, bloating, belching, intermit upper L pain, maternal aunt died of stomach cancer in her 40s?

Did u tell doc??: The definitive test is a gastroscopy and a stomach biopsy of suspicious lesion. Is your doc aware of your family history and of your concerns? If not, make him so and discuss what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy(EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read more

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Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.

Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.

GI illness: Stomach cancer would be at the bottom of the list of possibilities for a 27 year old. You need to be seen by a GI doctor who may want to perform esophagogastroscopy (EGD). Or you might want to start out with your family doctor and go from there. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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