M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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Stomach Cancer is caused by bacteria named
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Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most common bacteria that causes Stomach Cancer. According to many research studies, it is estimated that approximately half of the population have some type of Helicobacter pylori, but most of them will not develop into Cancer. However, studies also show that H. pylori are the most common bacteria associated with Stomach Cancer in the human body.
Can Stomach Cancer be treated by operating part of the stomach only?
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At the early stage of Stomach Cancer, it can be treated by removing the infected part of the stomach. The removal of the infected part of the stomach is known as a Gastrectomy. As Cancer is one of the chronic diseases, it is one of the safest options to remove or operate the infected part. It also lowers the chances of other organs from being infected. However, if the infection is already spread, it may be treated by Gastrectomy, Chemotherapy, Lymph Node Removal, and/or Radiation.
People with ____________________ blood is at higher risk for Stomach Cancer
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Research shows that people with Type A blood are at higher risk for Stomach Cancer. However, the reasons for this statement are still unknown.
Is stomach cancer hereditary?
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Stomach Cancer is a type of disease that runs in families. If a person has first-degree relative (parents, child, or siblings) with stomach cancer, he/she has a higher chance of getting infected with Carcinogenic bacteria. These bacteria can transfer through the genome from one generation to another, which is why we can say that Stomach Cancer is a hereditary disease.
What are the major risk factors for Stomach Cancer?
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In many studies, it is seen that men are more likely to develop Stomach Cancer as compared to women. However, this disease can be developed by any gender but based on evidence and incident, we can say that gender may also be a risk factor for this disease. Diet is also responsible for a disease like Stomach Cancer. What you eat matters a lot and can affect stomach miserably. A few fruits, vegetables, and preserved meats can increase the risk of Stomach Cancer. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) associated with Stomach Cancer initially infects the part of the stomach, so infection in the stomach can also increase the risk of such disease.
However, there are other risk factors also increase the chances of Stomach Cancer. Some of them are age, location, ethnicity, smoking, overweight, or obese.