Are men or women more likely to get stomach cancer?

Worldwide stomach Ca. Is more common and in japan, frequent enough to warrant endoscopic screening. Something japanese diet leads to this (and less breast cancer). Stomach cancer was more prominent with salted preservation rather than refrigeration, and antibiotic use. Poor nutrition, alcohol are factors in incidence. There does not appear to be a dominant defference between the sexes worldwide.
Men. Men have twice the risk than women but certain lifestyle factors are probably at play too- obesity, dietary factors, smoking and drinking, etc.

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Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Many risk factors. It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). Read more...
Worldwide stomach Ca. Is more common and in japan, frequent enought towarrant endoscopic screening. Some thing japanese diet leads to this (and less breast cancer). Stomach cancer was more prominent with salted preservation rather than refrigeration, and antibiotic use. Poor nutrition, alcohol are factors in incidence. Read more...

Does celiac disease make it more likely that I'm going to get stomach cancer?

No. Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. Read more...
Not stomach cancer . Individuals with celiac disease are more likely to have diabetes, thyroid problems, and other autoimmune problems in the GI tract like the liver. Rather than stomach cancer, the usual cancer that is found is non-hodgkin's lymphoma a tumor in the lymph nodes. Read more...

I have diahhrea for the past two months and I get excrutiating stomach pains but im only 21 a female and I do smoke do I have stomach cancer?

Prob. not cancer. You are a low age probability for cancer. Your symptoms still need attention, though, since they're bothering you this much! "excruciating" stomach pains and diarrhea can be anything from irritable bowel syndrome to inflammatory bowel disease like crohns. Please do see your primary care doctor asap so you can get to the bottom of this, and have relief. Read more...
See below. Any changes in bowel movements is a concern, a number of diseases can cause this, iinfection, ibs, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption. Complete exam, and further tests needed. Get checked soon, good luck. Read more...
No. Very doubtful that you have stomach cancer. Most likely, your diarrhea and stomach pains are due to some other cause. Any change in diet or stress over the past 2 months that could account for your symptoms? Please stop smoking. It is so destructive to your body (on many levels). Read more...

Does having stomach cancer make me more likely to get colon cancer?

Possibly. A cancer anywhere in the GI tract indicates a susceptibility of the cells to undergo malignant degeneration due to exposure to toxins in the diet. Read more...

Female in the late 20's. My mother died of stomach cancer in her 30's. Her brother is fine & parents lived till old. Should I get gene-tested?

I am not sure. If stomach cancer is hereditary. All cancers involve genes but not all cancers involve defective genes that are passed down. You may be a candidate for endoscopy to look inside the stomach. What would u do differently if it came back positive anyway, get stomach removed? Check if stomach cancer is hereditary, don't let yourself suffer from reflux and avoid risk factors; u may get better answer. Read more...
Colon? When your mother had stomach cancer, do you mean colon cancer? Colon cancer does have a generic link and requires further testing. Lynch syndrome, hnpcc. Not aware of a genetic link to "stomach cancer". Worth discussion with your primary care. Read more...

28 yr old female hx of GERD...8 months ago had hpylori now symptoms again with nausea an loss of appetite. How likely would I be to have stomach cancer?

GERD is Chronic cond. Stomach cancer is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. it is not the first thing I would worry about. But you need to tell us if you are still taking your medication(Antacids) for GERD or have you stopped it? Most people need to continue taking antacids for the long haul as GERD is a chronic(life long) condition in most people. So try taking an antacid daily and hope the symptoms go away. Read more...