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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Well: I don't believe that this would be curative or particularly useful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unrealistic fears: Everyone has nonspecific symptoms from life's stresses. You need to be building relationships, social skills, grades in school, and career skills. The last thing you should be doing is going to internet scare sites or reading about diseases that at your age you almost certainly do not have. Stomach cancer announces itself as bleeding or unexpected weight loss. Your personal physician's your guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's how to: Minimize your risk of getting stomach cancer: get tested for h. Pylori, and get treated if positive. Stop smoking. Avoid smoked foods, salted fish and meat, pickled vegetables, nitrates and nitrites (found in cured meats). Nitrates and nitrites can be converted by certain bacteria, such as h. Pylori, into compounds that can cause stomach cancer in animals. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can.: The most frequent causes for stomach cancer include alcohol & tobacco use, chronic acid reflux, and exposure to a bacteria called h. Pylori. Much less common are inherited forms of stomach cancer. When present, this type of stomach cancer is often related to a mutation in one of the brca genes, which is more commonly associated with breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications, such as aspirin. Gastritis may also be caused by helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that can live in the stomach. Without treatment, this infection can lead to ulcers and, in some people, stomach cancers. ...Read more
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