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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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Does stomach cancer throb?

Does stomach cancer throb?

Typically no: Stomach cancer often has no symptoms. If there are it is usually a feeling of being full or some bleeding. If concerned see a GI doctor. ...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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Who develops stomach cancer?

Who develops stomach cancer?

Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history. ...Read more

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Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported. In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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How do you get stomach cancer?

How do you get stomach cancer?

Many risks: Common causes and risk include high dietary use of salt-preserved and processed foods (as in japan), chronic infection with h. Pylori (stoamch ulcer causing bacteria), obesity, smoking, family history, pernicious anemia, and a hisory of gastric ulcers or gastric surgery. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Upper endoscopy: This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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What is my stomach cancer stage?

What is my stomach cancer stage?

Cancer cell spread: The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage I is minimal or local invasion. Stages II and III are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor. ...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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Who is at risk of stomach cancer?  

Who is at risk of stomach cancer?  

Smoked foods?: The risk of gastric cancer has been associated with consumption of smoked and salted foods and lack of refrigeration. The widespread use of refrigeration has been cited as a reason for the decrease in the incidence of gastric cancer in the US since 1930. Several studies have demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer. Common in Japan, Iceland, Chile & Costa Rica. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

What symptoms?: You have not told us what symptoms you have and for how long. Stomach cancer is not common at all in your age group, many other illnesses are more likely. Please ask again and give more details. ...Read more

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Where is my stomach cancer located?

Need more info.: The best physician to ask is the physician who performed the endoscopy test (inserted the flexible camera into your stomach). Ct scan is often very inaccurate in locating stomach cancer. Knowing the location is essential in determining what kind (if any) operation the patient might be eligible for. I encourage you to call your gastroenterologist to discuss further. ...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 symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

Varies: Early disease typically has no symptoms. Most symptoms of gastric cancer reflect advanced disease. Patients may complain of non-specific symptoms like indigestion, nausea or vomiting. More concerning symptoms are difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, melena, hematemesis, and weight loss. ...Read more

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What are symptoms pf stomach cancer?

Possible symptoms:: Fatigue
feeling bloated after eating
feeling full after eating small amounts of food
heartburn that is severe and persistent
indigestion that is severe and unrelenting
nausea that is persistent and unexplained
stomach pain
vomiting that is persistent
weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more

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Could my friend have stomach cancer?

Could my friend have stomach cancer?

Yes: Like anybody else could. I just wonder how you would expect us to know that. He/she needs to go to a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have stomach cancer?

How to tell if I have stomach cancer?

Cannot: You cannot tell yourself. Stomach cancer is rare in the us. Would need to see a doctor for an examination and maybe see a gastroenterologist for endoscopy. Late signs of stomach cancer can be vomiting frequently, weight loss, anemia, marked upper abdominal pains going into the back. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

Little or none: The symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers can be none or very little. Maybe vomiting blood, anemia. Maybe upper abdominal vague discomfort, and not wanting to eat maybe weight loss with cancer. Would need endoscopy & biopsy to tell. ...Read more

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I n afraid I m in stomach cancer??!?

Why do you feel this: Tell us about your medical history related to this matter. Unless you have abdominal symptoms and or imaging findings of a mass/growth in the abdomen, you have little basis to suspect stomach cancer. So send us the missing information (your symptoms and your test results) ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor. ...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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Can 15 year olds have stomach cancer?

Can 15 year olds have stomach cancer?

Anything is: Possible, but unlikely in this case. The only way to know for sure is endoscopy and biopsy. Consult your doctor regarding specific cancer risk and advice regarding this procedure. ...Read more

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How could I know I had stomach cancer?

Untreated is fatal: Stomach cancer is a result of helicobacter causing ulcers, the lesion is defined on x ray as an ulcer along the greater curvature or prepyloric region. This is not a duodenal ulcer but a gastric ulcer. Other tumors are found at the cardioesophageal region and cause swallowing problems and bleeding. I there are no symptoms you probably are free of any stomach cancer. ...Read more

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How does stomach cancer grow and spread?

H pylori, gastritis: Infection by helicobacter pylori is believed to be the cause of most stomach cancer while autoimmune atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia. There is a correlation between iodine deficiency or excess, iodine-deficient goitre and gastric cancer. Iodide ion can function in gastric mucosa as an antioxidant reducing species that can detoxify poisonous reactive oxygen species, like hydrogen peroxide. ...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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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ...Read more