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 My dad has lost his appetite due to his chemo + radiation. When/Will he get it back?
He has trouble getting and keeping a lot of foods down. He's been off radiation for almost 2 weeks now and chemo the same but has to go back on it for 21 days (in a week) then he's ...


 Does smoking cigarettes....... ?
cause a person's face to break out into acne city?????????...


 Can Cancer Be Genetics?
My Grandfather died of cancer, and people say that if someone in your family that's blood relative had or died of cancer, you can also get it... Is that true?...


 Is sunbathing good for you?
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 Could i get leukemia?
when my dad was little he had leukemia. I gotten really bad headaches everyday since JANUARY, sometimes my headaches get sooo bad that i vomit. When i stand up i get very dizzy and blackout, ...


 Is it possible to cure blood cancer?
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 What are the symptoms of lymphoma?
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 How to get my friend to worry about skin cancer?
Yeah, I know: "none of my business", but, actually it is.

My best friend since before kindergarten (we are in HS now), seems to be carefree about sun exposure. She is a redhead, ...


 Im NEW to cancer and i need desperate advice?
im 15 years old. i have neuroblastoma. doctors say mine is so bad they dont know if chemo will do much for me. i have to do aggressive treatment. i feel like my life got turned upside down i didn'...


 A blood test recently showed that I had anemia. Could leukemia have been overlooked?
I'm showing a lot of signs of leukemia. I'm having constant headaches, night sweats, stomach aches, and have frequent bruising on my legs. I didnt mention these to my doctor, but the cbc ...


 Does any one know if itchy breast is a sign of breat cancer?
I am not sure where to go to find more information on wheather it could be.
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the itching is a constent thing, its not dry skin, or hygen or the soap i use for my ...


 My grampa recently passed away i was wondering when will the hurt end?
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 Is there a scan you can have that checks for the existence of cancer?

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and can anyone have it, or do you have to have symptoms first?...


 Lymph nodes? help???
i went to the hospital last night cause i felt a bump on the right side of my neck; its little and about the size of a pea as the doctor at the emergency room described it. he said it was a lymph ...


 My little sis has cancer and I want to tell her but I can't......HELP????
We've been waiting for the results from my little 21 yr old sister's biopsy. The doctor has finally told my mom that she has cervical cancer but they don't want to tell her yet
(...


 How to get breast cancer ?
Hi,
I'm just a teenager, but I feel something itching at my nipple.Is it normal ? Can I have breast cancer at so little age ?
I'm turning 13....


 Symptoms of colon cancer?
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 Does Sushi Lead To Cancer?
I eat a lot of sushi, and one of my "sushi buddies" found a place here in So cal. that had a sign on the front saying that they would not be held responsible for any posioning or cancer ...


 What is rarest blood type?
I just found out I have O +
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it was called type B. A red blood cell with a mixture of both molecules was called type AB. If a red blood cell had neither molecule, that ...


 What are some reasons to having lung cancer?
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clueless
How long do people with stomach cancer live???
                     





lestermount
Like any cancer it depends on the stage of the cancer. I hate to say this if you are asking because of someone you love, but the outlook is bleak, and about 12 months is normal from diagnosis to death.


TitoBob
You can easily find this on the Internet. Type "stomach cancer survival rate" into your search engine.


Laura A
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Yeah, the hard thing about stomach cancer isn't that it's any harder than others to remove if you catch it early enough, but rather that generally there are no symptoms until later stages and so may go undiagnosed until it is too late. That said, everyone is different. I'm sure there have been plenty over time that have survived this form of cancer to live a healthy life.


Wendy C
it depends on how fast the cancer is caught, there are treatment options available if you act fast perhaps you may go into remission, don't be afraid to find out what it is


Manoj B
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Stomach cancer is a condition of varied level. It may be at the junction of the esophagus (Food Pipe ) to the stomach or at the body of the stomach or at the Pyloric end (Outlet). Secondly, the depth of the cancer invasion also determine the life span of the patient .Depth may be limited up to innermost layer of the stomach or the some or full thickness of the stomach. Even the distant spread (metastasis ) reduces the life span of the patient . Thirdly, the age of the patient . Older the patient outcome is poor . Lastly, earlier the diagnosis better the outcome . Records show many patients are cured with treatment when diagnosed early, younger the patient, lesser the invasion and the cancer at the lower end of the stomach makes the treatment favorable .
The treatment is of two type for such patients 1. Surgery
2. Chemotherapy
3. Surgery+ Chemotherapy
Dear, please keep patience while dealing such cases . Best treatment available for such condition is at TATA MEMORIAL CANCER INSTITUTE , MUMBAI . PLEASE refer to this center as soon as possible . Hope you will get all the best .


*****
Impossible to determine. I know a man who had had cancer of one form , or another since he was in his 30's. He is now in his early 80's, still has recurring bouts with cancer, beside an other life threatening ailments.By all accounts, this guy should have died 10 times over already.


rumpelstiltskin
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Stomach cancer is often asymptomatic or causes only nonspecific symptoms in its early stages. By the time symptoms occur, the cancer has generally metastasized to other parts of the body, one of the main reasons for its poor prognosis. Stomach cancer can cause the following signs and symptoms:

Early

Indigestion or a burning sensation (heartburn)
Loss of appetite, especially for meat
Late

Abdominal pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen
Nausea and vomiting
Diarrhea or constipation
Bloating of the stomach after meals
Weight loss
Weakness and fatigue
Bleeding (vomiting blood or having blood in the stool), which can lead to anemia
These can be symptoms of other health problems, such as a stomach virus or gastric ulcer, and diagnosis should be done by a gastroenterologist or an oncologist

It is estimated that 21,260 Americans (13,000 men and 8,260 women) will be diagnosed with stomach cancer during 2007. There will be an estimated 11,210 (6,610 men and 4,600 women) deaths from this type of cancer in 2007. This is a disease that mostly affects older people. Two thirds of people diagnosed with stomach cancer are older than 65. The risk of developing stomach cancer in a person’s lifetime is about 1 in 100.

Stomach cancer is much more common worldwide, particularly in less developed countries. It is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, with approximately 700,000 deaths in 2002.

At one time, stomach cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Now, stomach cancer is about one fourth as common as it was in 1930 and well down on the list of causes of cancer deaths. The reasons for this dramatic decline are not completely known, but may be related to increased use of refrigeration for food storage and decreased use of salted and smoked foods. Some doctors think the major reason that stomach cancer has become less common is the frequent use of antibiotics to treat infections in children. Antibiotics can kill the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori or H pylori, which may be a major cause of stomach cancer.

The overall 5-year relative survival rate of all people with stomach cancer in the United States is about 24%. This survival rate has improved only slightly in the last 15 years. One reason for this is that most stomach cancers in the United States are diagnosed at an advanced rather than an early stage. The stage of the cancer is very important in determining the prognosis (outlook for survival) for patients. Another factor is the location of the cancer. The 5-year survival rate for cancers of the proximal stomach (the upper portion of the stomach closest to the esophagus) is lower than for cancers in the distal stomach (the lower portion of the stomach closest to the intestines).

The 5-year survival rate refers to the percentage of patients who live at least 5 years after their cancer is diagnosed. Five-year rates are used to produce a standard way of discussing prognosis. Of course, many people live much longer than 5 years. Five-year relative survival rates assumes that people will die of other causes and compares the observed survival with that expected for people without stomach cancer. That means that relative survival only talks about deaths from stomach cancer

In addition, it is important to remember that these statistics on cancer survival are averages. The outlook for any individual patient cannot be predicted with certainty, and many people survive much longer than would be expected based on the stage of their cancer.


rachee_gal
It depends on what stage they are in (stage 4 is the most fatal), which is dependent on lymph node involement, if it has spread to other tissues and organs, etc. My dad knew a woman who had a tumor removed from her stomach and she lived to be in 90s. But others may not survive as long.


Panda
It depends on the oveall health of the patient, their age, and response to treatment. It will also depend on the grade and stage of the cancer. Contrary to what you may read here or have heard cancer is not the death sentence it once was. Patients have treatment options. Patients have survived at every stage and grade. The first stage is the easiest to treat and stage IV is the most difficult . . but not impossible as I know people with abdominal cancer who have survived.

My advice to you is to become educated about stomach cancer. Read and learn as much as you can about the disease. The more you know the better you will be able to decide which treatment is best for you or the patient. A good resource is the National Cancer Institute:

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/stomach/

NCCN: Clinical Guidelines for Gastric Cancer
http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/PDF/gastric.pdf


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