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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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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 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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I think I might have stomach cancer. What should I be on the lookout for?

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 more

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Is stomach cancer deadly?

Is stomach cancer deadly?

Yes: Yes it is especially true in the advanced stage . For a very early stage- curative surgery is the best way to go-but again also will depend on the surgeon's skill and experience. ...Read more

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How do you prevent stomach cancer?

How do you prevent stomach cancer?

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 more

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Does stomach cancer run in families?

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 more

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How do doctors treat stomach cancer?

How do doctors treat stomach cancer?

Surgery: Normally it is treated with surgery to remove parts or the whole stomach. Certain patients may need chemotherapy and/or radiation along with their surgery. ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause stomach cancer?

Could gastritis cause stomach cancer?

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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