Stomach Cancer

What Causes Stomach Cancer?

In order to deal properly with stomach cancer we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow stomach cancer to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind stomach cancer consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to stomach cancer.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection
  • Cigarette Smoke Damage

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
recently quitting smoking
much secondhand smoke exposure
reduced sense of smell
frequent rotten egg burps
recent heavy tobacco smoking
H. Pylori infection
smoking 2-5 cigarettes per day
history of H. Pylori infection
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of stomach cancer:
Cause Probability Status
Cigarette Smoke Damage 90% Confirm
Helicobacter Pylori Infection 62% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate cancer, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you suffered from Stomach Cancer?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes but now resolved for over 5 years
→ Yes but now resolved for under 5 years
→ Current problem but containable
→ Current problem and aggressive/spreading
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of stomach cancer or stomach cancer, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Cigarette Smoke Damage

About 20% of the mortality from stomach cancer is attributable to smoking.  There is approximately a 50% increase in the risk of stomach cancer in smokers compared to never-smokers.

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Helicobacter Pylori infection leads to a significantly increased risk of stomach cancer.  About 550,000 new cases of stomach cancer each year are attributable to Helicobacter pylori, the same bacterium that causes ulcers.

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