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What causes gastric cancer?

What causes gastric cancer?

Mostly unknown: Genetics, h pylori infection, may be preservatives and chemicals in foods. Gastric cancer is more common in japan, as compared to the us. ...Read more

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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What are some gastric stomach cancer medications?

What are some gastric stomach cancer medications?

Many: Best treatment depends on many things like the type of gastric cancer, stage, person's health, etc. Some gastric cancers have changes in her2 and the antibody Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be included in the treatment and some stomach lymphomas are treated with the antibody rituxan. Most stomach cancers will be best treated with chemo regimens based on an anthracycline, fluoropyramidine, taxane, or platinum. ...Read more

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What are survival times for gastric cancer after total stomach removal?

What are survival times for gastric cancer after total stomach removal?

Depends on stage: At md anderson, patients who get chemo, radiation, and surgery may survive for a long time (5-7 yrs), depending on lymph node status. With chemo before and after surgery (magic trial) people live around two years. With chemo radiation after surgery (macdonald regimen) survival is less than two years. These are only statistical results, many other features contribute to prognosis. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the symptoms of gastric/stomach cancer are?

Please tell me what the symptoms of gastric/stomach cancer are?

Multiple: The principal symptoms are pain, difficulty eating, early satiety (feeling full), weight loss, and anemia. Other symptoms can occur, but these would be the ones to look for. ...Read more

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Can kimchi cause gastric cancer?

Can kimchi cause gastric cancer?

No: The national korean cabbage-based staple is fermented, but not carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Can eating kimchi cause gastric cancer?

Can eating kimchi cause gastric cancer?

YES IN HIGH DOSES: If you have a steady diet of fermented foods, such as kimchi, there have been studies which show a relationship to gastric cancer. But , if you eat a balanced, diverse diet with occasional intake of kimchi or other fermented foods, you won't take on much risk. Remember, the dose makes the poison. So, indulge in moderation, and enjoy. Good luck. ...Read more

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When is a gastrectomy done for gastric cancer?

When is a gastrectomy done for gastric cancer?

For operable cases: Gastric cancer, when diagnosed early can be removed surgically by using a gastrectomy. But most cases are advanced beyond the stomach wall and are hence inoperable. Such cases are best managed with chemotherapy and or bypass surgery to relieve the obstructive symptoms. ...Read more

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Can gastric cancer show up on catscan without contrast?

Possible: Usually w/o oral contrast it would be hard to see the inside of the stomach; however, if the tumor is large enough or there has been spread outside of the stomach it may still be possible to see. I believe the best way to know if there is disease within the stomach is to undergo an upper endoscopy where the esophagus, stomach and portion of the duodenum are visualized with a camera. ...Read more

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If h.pyroli is treated,can I get possible to gastric cancer?

If h.pyroli is treated,can I get possible to gastric cancer?

Uncommon: Stomach cancer is uncommon and is decreasing. If your H pylori was treated successfully, you are at no more risk than the next person. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

It is not comon: To have cancer in adolescence: lymphoma, leukemia, testis and bony tumors osteo- and ewings sarcoma. Brain tumors too. These i've seen, heard ofand treated. I guess it is possible to have gastric adeno in adolescence...I've never seen or heard of it. ...Read more

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