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My Dad was told by the Doctor he may have stomach cancer in

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My Dad was told by the Doctor he may have stomach cancer in the same week he was diagnosed with bipolar dementia. My Dad just did a blood test doctor said his blood is normal but doctor insists he see a specialist because the Doctor is convinced he has cancer. How blood be good then this
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

Has he had an endoscopy done to have a look inside his stomach?

Has the cancer been confirmed by a biopsy?

Can you please enumerate his symptoms that he is experiencing.

Please let me know.

Regards

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No that has not being done
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 9 months ago.

Without an endoscopy no one can say for sure if a person has stomach cancer or not.

With blood tests we cannot say if one has cancer or not.

Blood tests in stomach cancer may be absolutely normal.

It is only with endoscopy and biopsy that this condition is diagnosed.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
why would a doctor keep saying it's cancer
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 9 months ago.

I am not sure why he is saying it is cancer when the diagnosis is not confirmed as yet.

It may still be cancer but to say it is cancer when the diagnosis is not confirmed is not right.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 9 months ago.

The only way I am paid here by the website and the money that you have deposited is released is when you rate me.
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