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Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall? I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking at biopsy specimens under the microscope.
Samples are obtained by scope evaluation (egd). Treat your stomach problems with potent acid-blockers; avoid smoking, alcohol, and other irritants. Barrett's esophagitis or stomach cancer should be monitored by your GI doctor with regular egds.

In brief: Yes

Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking at biopsy specimens under the microscope.
Samples are obtained by scope evaluation (egd). Treat your stomach problems with potent acid-blockers; avoid smoking, alcohol, and other irritants. Barrett's esophagitis or stomach cancer should be monitored by your GI doctor with regular egds.
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Biopsies

Stomach cancer is very unusual at 35 Y.
O. Stick with the meds your GI doctor gave you, it sounds like you got an egd and are concerned they missed a cancer. That is very low probability. Interstitial cystitis would not be related to stomach cancer. You may, as well, have some issues with stress. Consider getting treatment with a medicine that helps decrease pain signals if so, likecymbalta

In brief: Biopsies

Stomach cancer is very unusual at 35 Y.
O. Stick with the meds your GI doctor gave you, it sounds like you got an egd and are concerned they missed a cancer. That is very low probability. Interstitial cystitis would not be related to stomach cancer. You may, as well, have some issues with stress. Consider getting treatment with a medicine that helps decrease pain signals if so, likecymbalta
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Stomach cancer can present as an ulcer. All stomach ulcers should be biopsied.
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