How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by HumpheryVanle on Mon Jun 25, 2012 02:13 AM
I am worried I might have stomach cancer. I haven't had an appetite for a week now and have had a really sour stomach and brown spit in the morning. My bowels like to growl after a meal. It all started after I had pain in my testicles and googled symptoms. That lead to colon cancer, which then lead me to stomach cancer. I went to the Dr. and he said my groin was fine and that I was too young for Colon Cancer. He said judging by my having Chron's Disease it was because I have IBS and that causes me to gurgle and have diarrhea constantly (I have had it for 4 years now). I noticed my appetite was lost on Sunday after I started googling diseases and am now convinced I have stomach cancer. I have no pain (other than the gas and chron's ache_ and have not vomitted or noticed blood in my stool. No sore throats but my voice seems a bit off and I had phlem in my throat the last three days. Yellow saliva at night and my gums bleed a bit, once every three days or so for a few seconds (Same two teeth). I saw another Dr. that stated if I had stomach cancer I would be very, very rare as I am only 24 and would be very very sick but I am scared as I have not had the desire to eat. I have eaten over the last few days but don't want to die young, you know? I have always been a worrier and was just given Klonopin yesterday twice a day to cope with anxiety. I felt ill this morning but I took my medication on an empty stomach because I wasn't hungry. Anyone with some input or questions?
by cpcollege05 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 02:47 AM
My mom was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. She never really had pains only problems with eating. Everytime she ate it would get "stuck" and after trying to eat she gave up when nothing would go down or stay done.
I would advise you to keep pushing the issue with your doctor. You know your body better then them and if you feel there may be something wrong chances are your right.
Even though your only 24 there are people on here that are in there 20s with stomach cancer and the best thing to do is to make sure you get it checked out.
by never-too-late on Mon Jun 25, 2012 03:22 AM
Dear afraid....please go get another opinion, your dr has no idea how many persons are affected with cancer each day....shame on him/her for not running tests on you
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