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DrRussMD, Board Certified MD
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I have a series of questions, mostly about the effects of

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My first question is: What causes a gastric ulcer to become malignant?

Please answer my question or at lease let me know you are there.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Your question was stuck in another category.
It is now in medical. You can find me here any time.
The most definite association is the bacteria, h pylori.
If this is not treated with the correct antibiotics , long term in the face of an active ulcer, there is a higher rate of cancer.
Alocohol can increase the risk, as can smoking.
Other toxins in the environment, most likely, as well.
Genetics has something to do with it, but it is not a "genetic cancer" in terms of direct inheritance.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Your answer is excellent but I was waiting so long that I eventually sought the information elsewhere. It isn't your fault but the service was awful. I was sat waiting for ages and eventually cancelled my membership in disgust. For that reason I shouldn't be charged £18

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
I have nothing to do with that.
I answer questions only.
And , in fact, I answered within seconds when this was finally put into medical by JA.
I have no control over that.
I would be glad to answer any follow up questions.
please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
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