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.
Many risk factors. Risk factors include- h. Pylori infection (a stomach bacteria responsible for ulcers), high intake of smoked or salted foods, obseity, family history of certain inherited cancers, men > 55 years, black, hispanic or asian ethnicity, excessive smoking and alcohol use, prior gastric surgery.

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Severe burping and nausea each night. Too irritable. What causes it. Stomach cancer?

Not Cancer. At age 18 its more likely than not what you are EATING during the day and particularly LATE AT NIGHT! A word to the wise... Dr Z. Read more...
Most likely not. THinking a little less dramatic, like perhaps GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Have a complete history physical and evaluation done by a local doctor. There are many treatments to make your GERD better. Read more...
Reflux. More like reflux or gastritis /gastric ulcer. Reduce spicy, sour and hot food. Take ranitidine 150mg twice a day. Avoid recumbent position in full stomach. Raise head end of bed 15-30 deg. Read more...

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...

What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

Ulceration. most stomach cancers have been shown related to helicobacter pylori. It has shifted the lesion from prepyloric to cardioesphageal in nature. The organism causes ulceration which heals by bringing bone stem cells to repair damagte and then the bug toxins converts to stem cells to malignant stem cells progressing to adenocarcinoma. The lesions then bleed, ulcerate and can obstruct. Read more...

Please describethe stomach cancer causes and symptoms?

Unknown & few. Causes of stomach cancer is unknown, can be related to h. Pylori infection, history of eating lot of smoked & processed meats, etc. It is a rate condition in the us. Symptoms are few; anemia from stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers, lack of appetite, weight loss, etc. Read more...

What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

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

After eradicating Helicobactor (Hb), how much will stomach cancer likelihood (caused by Hb) be reduced?

Should be zero. H. Pylori or Helicobacter Pylori has been associated with stomach cancer, treatment of the bacteria with antibiotics is the gold standard. Stool antibodies can be checked 2-3 months after the treatment to see if the bacteria has been eradicated. Chances of getting stomach cancer after the bacteria has been eradicated is the same as the general population, which is very low in the USA. Read more...
About 50% There is limited data to address this question. In one such study the risk of stomach Cancer was reduced by 50%. Read more...