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What conditions may be precursors for stomach cancer?

What conditions may be precursors for stomach cancer?

Multiple: - chronic acid reflux - chronic colonization with h. Pylori bacteria - smoking & tobacco use - excessive alcohol consumption - high intake of smoked & cured foods (mostly in developing nations) - high intake of foods treated with nitrosamines (also outside usa) - certain genetic syndromes are associated with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have h pylori, a precursor to stomach cancer or not?

I have h pylori, a precursor to stomach cancer or not?

H. Pylori and Cancer: H. Pylori is known to cause an increased risk of stomach cancer. If you have H. Pylori, you should follow your doctor's recommendation for triple therapy and confirm eradication. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis lead to other conditions such as gastroparesis, obstructions, stomach cancer, etc?

Can chronic gastritis lead to other conditions such as gastroparesis, obstructions, stomach cancer, etc?

Possible: Chronic gastritis due to helicobacter infection is related to stomach cancer, especially lymphoma. Ulcers with chronic inflammation may cause scarring and depending on the location may lead to obstruction. Gastritis due to alcohol use may predispose to usual carcinoma of the stomach. ...Read more

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read more

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What is stomach cancer?

What is stomach cancer?

A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. ...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 stomach cancer symtoms ?

What are stomach cancer symtoms ?

Several: Some common ones can be early satiety, indigestion, weight loss, blood in the stool, possible nausea with or without vomiting, hematemesis, stomach pain. ...Read more

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What are chances of stomach cancer?

Depends on ethnicity: Stomach cancer is not a common cancer type in the US. The rate is 7.7 per 100, 000 men and women per year. However, it is higher in Asians, especially Japanese. Very spicy foods, macrocytic anemia, intestinal metaplasia, Helicobacter pylori infections are potential risk factors for increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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