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Old 01-07-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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stomach cancer questions

Does anyone know if its possible to develop stomach cancer as early as your twenties? I had a poor diet when I was younger and am just now staring to correct it at age 23, but recently I've lost my appetite completely (in a matter of two days or so). I'm also really depressed and anxious, so maybe its that. Sometimes my stools are really really dark brown, but mostly they are normal brown. The only other thing is I have a lot of gas lately, both burping and flatulating. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 01-27-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: stomach cancer questions

Only a doctor can really answer these specific questions about your health.

But, I can tell you that it is indeed possible for a young adults to develop abdominal cancer. My son was diagnosed at 17 years old with a rare and aggressive abdominal sarcoma called Desmoplastic small round cell tumor. It predominately strikes boys and young adults and presents as multiple masses within the abdominal cavity. Generally the disease is asymptomatic until the late stages.

I doubt that you have this disease, but I wanted you to know that it is possible for young adults to have cancer. You should not dismiss your symptoms, but have a thorough physical examination to rule out cancer.

Good luck.

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