Is stomach cancer fatal?

Stomach cancer. Depends on extent of disease.
Depends on the stage. Stages 1, 2 and 3 are usually treated with surgery, sometimes combined with chemo, and can be curable. Stage 4, when it has spread to other organs, is eventually fatal. So the answer is--not always fatal!

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common. Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. Read more...
Not common. There are about 20, 000 new cases of stomach cancer each year. It is more common in the elderly, those with gastritis or ulcers caused by h. Pylori, those who eat very few vegetables or fruits and eat alot of salted, smoked or preserved foods, drink too much alcohol and smoke. So your question about meat eaters is true, especially if the meats are the smoked or preserved variety. Read more...

Who in the u.S. Is more at risk for stomach cancer?

Lower SE status. Apparently, there is higher risk in lower soceoeconomic (se) status groups, and in those who eat smoked foods, and heavily salted foods. Many people have ulcers, and helicobacter pylori infection. Treatment of this infection can produce remission in 1/2 of patients who get malt (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue), and has dramatically reduced the incidence of this disease. Read more...
No one. Gastric cancer appears to be enviormentally linked. Hispanics and asians appear to have the highest risk, but upon imigrating to the us there risk assumes that of everyone else. Read more...
Helicobacter. People infected with helicobacter pylori, smokers and those with family history of stomach cancer. Read more...

Does stomach cancer throb?

Typically no. Stomach cancer often has no symptoms. If there are it is usually a feeling of being full or some bleeding. If concerned see a GI doctor. Read more...

Who develops stomach cancer?

Many factors. A variety of factors are associated with gastric cancer; low ferritin levels, pernicious anemia, surgery associated with prior ulcer disease, genetic predisposition like hnpcc, nitrates and nitrites, h pylori infection, . Read more...

Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Not really. While certain ethnic groups have a higher incidence, it is thought to be due more to environmental influences than hereditary factors. Read more...
Sometimes. In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported.In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Read more...

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Gastroscopic biopsy. Final diagnosis is made after gatroscopic biopsy. Read more...
Biopsy. Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. Read more...

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Usually endoscopy. Patients with suspicious symptoms are usually referred to a gastroenterologist, who performs an endoscopy. The patient takes sedation medicine, and then the doctor inserts a flexible camera into the stomach and looks for cancer. A piece of the tumor is removed which confirms the cancer diagnosis. Other tests can suggest stomach cancer too. Read more...
Upper endoscopy . This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances. Read more...

What is my stomach cancer stage?

Cancer cell spread. The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage i is minimal or local invasion. Stages ii and iii are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor. Read more...