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What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

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In brief: Bacteria

Today a bacteria called h pylori is considered the most common cause.
Others include smoking, smoked meats, and increasing risk factors include alcohol.

In brief: Bacteria

Today a bacteria called h pylori is considered the most common cause.
Others include smoking, smoked meats, and increasing risk factors include alcohol.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Agree with Dr. Simpson. Heredity is the strongest risk factor not controllable by the person.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of causes

Tobacco use, alcohol, chronic acid reflux, and chronic h.
Pylori infection are the most common factors. In developing countries ingestion of smoked/cured foods or foods high in nitrosamines is important. Finally, there are some genetic disorders that contribute to a higher risk of stomach cancer.

In brief: Lots of causes

Tobacco use, alcohol, chronic acid reflux, and chronic h.
Pylori infection are the most common factors. In developing countries ingestion of smoked/cured foods or foods high in nitrosamines is important. Finally, there are some genetic disorders that contribute to a higher risk of stomach cancer.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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