Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
131 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Are there any routine tests to reveal stomach cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Noble Zachariah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1974

Answered : 2276 Questions

Posted on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello,
I'm a 21 year old male that has been using chewing tobacco for about 4 years. Recently, I have been worried about stomach cancer. I had several EGDs (my last one being a little over a year ago). I was told I had esophagitis, GERD, atrophic gastritis and NSAID induced ulcers. No H Pylori was found. Should I be worried (my stomach still bothers me)? And should I be getting routine tests to make sure I don't get cancer? Thank you,
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Discussion follows

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thanks for your query.
It is well known that chewing tobacco causes cancer of the mouth and upper GI tract. So far you have not got cancer and therefore it would be in your interest to quite using all tobacco products. Your stomach symptoms are due to worry and inflammation resulting from acid and use of substances like tobacco.
Eat healthy wholesome food devoid of spices and acidic food, caffeinated beverages, alcohol and tobacco. You can use an acid suppressant like H2 blockers and PPIs.
Routine tests do not reveal if you have cancer or not. It is diagnosed by endoscopy and biopsy.
All that you require now is a healthy life style and your symptoms are likely to abate.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures

Recent questions on  Stomach cancer

doctor1 MD

My baby boy is 2.5 yrs now and weighs 12kgs. for last 4 days he has been suffering from acute stomach pain and after every meal he is passing stool...

doctor1 MD

Ive been taking betahistine dihydrochloride 16mg x 3 for just two days, and started to experience gastric problems, starting with nausea,...

doctor1 MD

bad pain in left lower hip / groin area I have had flu symptoms for a while but have developed a very bad pain in my left side just inside the...

doctor1 MD

I took 15 aleves 6 days ago. Now my stomach and lower right side under my ribs is throbbing and hurts a lot. What do I do? That is the only pain I...

doctor1 MD

I suffered from GERD and also have a Hiatel hernia ...doctors placed me on nexium and I've taken it for probably 15 yrs. When I ask doctors about...

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor, I have been having a lot of discomfort in my stomach area for a few months now so i went and had an endoscopy done. The doctor called me...

doctor1 MD

9 Month ordeal. It all started with yellowish brownish stools, they used to change even to green etc. Anyways nine months have passed since I...