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What Kind Of Tests Do I Need To Take To Test To Check For Stomach Cancer
Endoscopy: There are no blood tests etc, that can be used to check for stomach cancer. In the us, the only test that can check for stomach cancer is an upper endoscopy. In this procedure, a thin scope is placed down the mouth and into the stomach. A gastroenterologist then closely examines the entire stomach and biopsies any suspicious areas. ...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
Endoscopy and/or: Upper GI series with barium. Stomach cancer can be detected by visualization of the stomach through and endoscope and biopsy of suspicious lesions for examination by a pathologist. X-rays may detect an abnormality but endoscopy will be needed for biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?
No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy(EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer. What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?
Yes : Colon cancer can be genetic and there a re criteria that can apply and genetic testing is available. There is also a blood level you can check called cea . For stomach cancer like adenocarcina there is no genetic testing. There are familial syndromes like men that can cause stomach tumors called gastronomas or ze syndrome. If concerned can talk to your doctor. But overall these things very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?
What are reliable tests for diagnosing stomach cancer? Knowing h pylori is common, how can I get tested for it?
Upper Endoscopy: The gold standard test for diagnosing stomach cancer is upper endoscopy. In countries where stomach cancer is more common, such as japan, the entire population is screened for this cancer, much like what we recommend for colon ca. H pylori testing (the bacteria responsible for ulcer disease) can be done directly during upper endoscopy or through blood tests (or a breath test). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.
Age 21, stomach cancer possible? Abdominal ultrasound was clear, and abdominal physical test was okay i think, very scared! please help!
Unlikely: Without a further history, it is difficult to say what you might or might not have. It would be very uncommon for someone your age to have any of the cancers that would typically cause abdominal pain. Depending on your other symptoms, your doctors can order additional studies if they feel it is necessary.For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more
My dad died at 40, his brother 21, and sister 33 all of stomach cancer. Their dad also had it and skin cancer. What's the chance of positive CDH1 test?
Good question: I think it would be worthwhile along with a talk with a geneticist about what may be available. ...Read more
How rare is a positive cdh1 test? My dad & two of his siblings died of stomach cancer before 40, youngest was 21. Considering genetic testing
Just get it: You have asked more than once and this shows determination. That is commendable. It may be pricey but you want to know. Just that desire, well educated, is reason enough. A clinical geneticist may be a helpful guide. ...Read more
Went to ER to gsve blood test and catscan. They where looking for kidney stones. Would colon or stomach cancer show up? If it was there would thy see
Not typically: The blood work in your situation could show anemia, which still requires further tests. A large colon mass or stomach mass could be seen on a study for kidney stone, but it is unlikely. Ct scans are good at looking at parts of the body that are more solid and less tube like. Endoscopy is still better for all of these situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach Cancer? Dull ache below sternum for 3 months, change in bowel habits, loose green stool. blood test come back as fine, been given lanzoporazol
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