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Stomach Cancer - In Depth About Its Causes And Symptoms!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology, Fellowship in Liver Intensive Care
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Stomach Cancer - In Depth About Its Causes And Symptoms!
Cancer is one of the most fatal diseases in the world. Stomach cancer is also known as Gastric cancer, and this cancer starts in the stomach. Like other diseases, it is crucial that it gets identified in the early stages and gets treated well in advance of the incurable stages. Like other forms of cancer, the exact cause of stomach cancer is still not yet known. However, certain things make stomach cancer more likely to happen. The possible causes of stomach cancer are given below:

Some of these causes apply to nearly all forms of cancer. However, some of them only apply to stomach cancer. Here are all the possible causes of stomach cancer.
1. Smoking
2. Being fat
3. Bad diet
4. Stomach surgery for an ulcer
5. Type-A blood
6. Epstein-Barr virus infection
7. Genetics
8. Asbestos
9. Exposure to certain materials in certain materials in certain industries
10. H.pylori bacteria
11. Gastritis
12. Anemia
13. Polyps

Stomach cancer like all other forms of cancer has various stages and it is crucial that it is diagnosed in the early stages so that the progression of it is stymied. At first, the symptoms of stomach cancer include ingestion, loss of appetite, slight nausea, heartburn and the feeling of being bloated after a meal. However, ingestion and heartburn don't always mean that you have stomach cancer, but if these conditions persist, you should visit a doctor to rule out the possibility of stomach cancer.

The growth of tumors in your stomach can lead to many serious symptoms too, such as:
1. Stomach pain
2. Heartburn
3. Blood in your stool
4. Weakness or exhaustion
5. Vomiting
6. Diarrhea and constipation
7. Weight loss for no apparent reason
8. Swelling in your stomach
9. Trouble in swallowing
10. Eyes and skin turn yellowish
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This is priyaselvam. My fiancé hav mild tenderness in his right ultrasound they said it’s a lipoma of 1.9*0.9*1.9 cm nd also ultrasound can’t see in depth. So fr further details contact doctor. They did’t confirm that it is not a liposarcoma. What should we do now?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
One can only opine but can not confirm by ultrasound that it is not liposarcoma. It is uncommon for young person to have same
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Importance Of Integration In Oncology!

MD - Practice Of Medicine, AEMT (Germany), BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Nashik
Importance Of Integration In Oncology!
Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases and the second leading cause of deaths globally. Cancer can affect anyone, irrespective of age and sex. Certain types of cancer affect specific parts or organs of the body lung cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. A more severe form of cancer is blood cancer, the survival rate for which is relatively low.

Symptoms of cancer are often debilitating and interfere with one s day-to-day activities. If the signs are detected in the initial stage, treatment may yield favourable results. However, in most cases, the disease is diagnosed in its advanced stage. This makes treatment difficult and less effective.

Conventional Cancer Treatment V/s Integrated Care

Conventional treatment methods such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and others aim to cure the disease by killing the cancer cells or tumours. While chemotherapy involves injecting drugs into the bloodstream, radiation therapy works by directing high-intensity X-ray beams towards the cancer cells. Nevertheless, such aggressive procedures often result in complications and side effects following the treatment fatigue, infection, bleeding and bruising, to name a few. Moreover, the results do not guarantee complete healing despite multiple sessions.

Integrated Oncology, on the other, combines conventional treatment with alternative and complementary medicine to promote healing in cancer patients. The aim is to cure the person as a whole instead of treating the disease alone. Doctors are focusing on non-invasive treatment methods like HIFU or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, mistletoe therapy, artesunate, and a high dose of Vitamin C through various mechanisms to hinder the growth of tumours and cancerous tissues and prevent them spreading beyond the cancer site. These are recommended in addition to chemo and radiation. This increases one s chances of recovery and survival significantly. Benefits of Integrated Oncology

The advantages of integrated oncology over conventional treatment methods are many.

Better chances of recovery

Higher rate of survival

Fewer side effects and complications

Holistic treatment approach

Integrated oncology is a type of palliative care helps you deal with the grave disease both physically and emotionally. It promotes overall healing, reduces cancer-related symptoms, and improves one s quality of life. Speak with an oncologist about the various aspects of the treatment and live a better life.

My mother is 55 years old, she had cancer in pete's surgery, so she is unable to speak nor can she get up.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
The vitals of patients are regularly monitored during their stay at hospital. Certain medications are prescribed to patients based on their health and recovery status. Doctor make a diet chart for cancer patients post surgery. One must follow the diet chart to stay healthy. The food you consume contains various essential nutrients that help your body recover faster. Your body is subjected to strong medications, so it should be capable to bear those heavy dosages of medicines. Therefore, nutritious diet plays a major role in helping your body cope up.
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After taking a multi vitamin tablet which contains among others vitamin b12 (as cyanocobalamin), b2, b6, nacin ,etc. My urine is looking yellowish. Please advise whether anything to worry about?

General Physician, Mumbai
After taking a multi vitamin tablet which contains among others vitamin b12 (as cyanocobalamin), b2, b6, nacin ,etc. ...
Dear lybrateuser, -It is usually normal for the urine to be yellowish after taking a multivitamin tablet as the vitamin is excreted in the urine,it should become lighter in colour after few hours.
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Sir but suddenly I can stop tobacco. Some people say if you it long time then suddenly stop so after long it became cancer. It's true?

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Nicotine is out of your body 72 hours after you quit smoking. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms usually reach their peak 2 to 3 days after you quit, and are gone within 1 to 3 months. It may take up to 3 months for your brain chemistry to return to normal after you quit smoking. If still in doubt, you may need to discuss it over a call for better understanding.
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I am 57 year and have enlarged prostrate. My pas is 7.1. I am taking urimax. If I remove prostrate through surgery, will it help and also does it remove the chances of prostrate cancer at later stage. Which is the best method of operation. Is it turp, beep or hole.

MCh(Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery), MS - Surgical, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
I am 57 year and have enlarged prostrate. My pas is 7.1. I am taking urimax. If I remove prostrate through surgery, w...
it will definitely reduce the chance of cancer . but that is not the indication for surgery. it is your symptoms and your response to the medicines which will decide the indication for surgery. HoLEP is good if available.
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Head & Neck Cancer - Know More!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (Advanced Skull base Surgery), DNB (Surgical Oncology), Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology
Surgical Oncology, Mumbai
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Head and neck cancer is a term used to define cancer that develops in the mouth, throat, nose, salivary glands, oral cancers or other areas of the head and neck.
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Testicular Cancer - How To Handle It?

DMRT, MBBS, MD - Radiation Oncology, DNBR
Oncologist, Kolkata
Testicular Cancer - How To Handle It?
Testicular cancer is mostly witnessed among young adults in the age range of 24 35. It results from the growth of abnormal cells in the testes. It is not the most common type of cancer found in the body but can pose a serious threat to an individual if not treated early. The cure rate is one of the highest among all kinds of cancer found in the body. This being said, the rate of cure is totally dependent on the stage of detection.

Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer
The historical trend of testicular cancer suggests that white men are prone to this type of cancer than their African, Asian and Latino counterparts. A person with a family history of testicular cancer of HIV is at higher risk of getting this disease. Some other risk factors include Klinefelter s syndrome and cryptorchidism.

Protection from Testicular Cancer
There is no hard and fast rule of protection. It is suggested that the testicles get evaluated while routine medical check-up. A person with a family history of testicular cancer should opt for a periodic checkup every three months. In case a patient has already recovered from testicular cancer, routine medical tests are a must to ensure non-recurrence.

Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
The common symptom is a swelling in the testicle. It feels like a thickening of the testicle and is mostly painless. Minor discomfort in the swelling region is often reported. Some other symptoms include back pain, ache in the scrotum and groin, change in the size of the testicle, bloating of the lower abdomen and heavy sensation of the scrotum. There is a rare form of this cancer, which produces a female hormone called estrogen in a man s body. This disease results in a lack of sexual desire, lump in the affected area, etc. Even less serious testicular cancer might show these symptoms. An oncologist should be immediately consulted if one or more of these symptoms surfaces.

What are the treatment options?
Testicular cancer is mostly cured with the help of surgery. Follow-Up radiation and chemotherapy is suggested by doctors to destroy the surrounding cells. It is done to ensure that the cancer cells do not spread easily and the chance of recurrence is minimal. The rate of cure depends on early detection.

Does testicular cancer affect sexuality?
In most of the cases, testicular cancer is detected in one testicle. If this is the case, the other testicle produces all the hormones needed for sexual drive. It also does not affect sex drive, beard and muscularity. There is also a large section of patients who reported a difficult sexual life after the surgery. There can be some discomfort in the scrotum as well.
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Cancer - What Is It & How Do We Diagnose It?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Oncologist, Delhi
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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body. The incidence of cancer and cancer types are influenced by many factors such as age, gender, race, local environmental factors, diet, and genetics.
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