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Signs you May Want to Get Checked for Stomach Cancer
There are several different symptoms of stomach cancer, many of which could be confused for other conditions. If symptoms are combined with any of the known factors that can increase the risk of the disease, it may be time to get checked for stomach cancer. The symptoms of stomach cancer can progress over time. During the earliest stages of stomach cancer, it is likely that you may...
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How Gastric Cancer Affects Other Organs
  It’s important after diagnosis of stomach cancer to immediately determine how other organs will be affected by the cancer and by its treatments. The small area of the torso in which the stomach lives and its close proximity to a number of different organs makes it easier to spread. The position of the stomach in the body lends itself to many patients feeling concerned when they...
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The State of Cancer Care 2014 - ASCO Report
  The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014 from ASCO:   The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014.  The Report states that, "This is a time of extraordinary change and opportunity in cancer care. A dynamic and integrally related combination of scientific and technological advances, healthcare policy changes...
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Things You May Not Know about Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer, like most other variations of cancer, can be elusive and confusing. Because of this, there are a number of things you may not know, but should know, about stomach cancer: 1.      Stomach cancer can also be referred to as gastric cancer. 2.      Stomach cancer is actually a growth or cluster of abnormal cells that...
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In Memory of Tributes
FirstGiving is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a loved one. Start a page in memory of your loved one at http://www.firstgiving.com/DebbiesDreamFoundation.  You can include photos and personalize the page too.  It is a beautiful tribute to those we have lost to stomach cancer.
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About the Stages of Stomach Cancer
Once diagnosed with stomach cancer, tests are performed to see exactly what stage the cancer is. This includes a process of testing to determine if cancer cells have spread within the stomach or to other areas of the body. There are a few different tests that can be performed during the staging process. These tests can include: ·      Endoscopy (EGD) ...
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Can Stomach Cancer be Hereditary?
Recent research has uncovered several different risk factors that are linked to higher chances of developing stomach cancer.  Most risk factors of developing stomach factors include things other than genes and heredity.  However, there is one genetic condition that is strongly linked to developing stomach cancer and that is hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. This is a syndrome...
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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?
Stomach cancer is a disease affecting thousands of men and women around the world. It can be deadly, as it can easily and very quickly spread to other areas of the body, especially if you are not treated in time. There are a number of signs and symptoms of stomach cancer. While most of the time these signs and symptoms are merely other problems, it is necessary that you address the...
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How many other people have stomach cancer and are diagnosed each year?
Stomach cancer is one of many different types of cancer that an individual can be affected with. It is also one of the most serious of all of the cancers, although it is not as common as some of the other types of cancers that are out there. If you are concerned about stomach cancer, then understanding stomach cancer, the people that are getting it, and the number of people that are...
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What Factors Increase the Risk of Getting Stomach Cancer?
Did you know that there are a few factors out there that can actually increase your risks of getting stomach cancer? It is true! There are a variety of different risk factors out there that you should really be aware of. Most people know that heredity and genetics can play a role, but what about the other things? Many factors you can’t change, but there are some that you can. ...
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