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Stomach Cancer: Stay Away From These 4 Things To Reduce The Risk Of Being A Victim

Cancer of the stomach that spreads to other regions of the body is referred to as gastric cancer or esophageal cancer. The stomach is a muscular pouch located in the upper portion of your belly, right below your ribs, that contains digestive juices. You ingest something, and it is taken into your stomach and held there until it can be broken down and digested properly.


It is possible to develop stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, in any section of the stomach. Stomach cancer occurs in the main portion of the stomach in the majority of countries across the world.


Anything that enhances your chances of developing an illness such as cancer is referred to as a risk factor for the disease. There are many different risk factors for different types of cancer. For example, smoking is a risk factor that can be reduced or eliminated. Others, such as a person's age or family history, are unaffected by circumstances.


In contrast, simply because you have one or more risk factors does not necessarily mean that you will acquire the disease. There are many people who have one or more risk factors for cancer but do not develop the disease, and there are others who do develop cancer but have few or no known risk factors.


Scientists have identified a number of risk factors for developing stomach cancer. Some of these can be regulated, but others are out of our hands completely.. The following are four unhealthy habits that you should avoid if you want to lower your chances of having stomach cancer.


1. Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.


The truth is that excessive alcohol use increases the risk of developing stomach cancer by a significant margin. The principal metabolites, acetaldehydes, are assumed to be responsible for the increased risk of gastric cancer. Acetaldehydes have a local toxic action that increases the risk of gastric cancer. Gastritis can be caused by alcohol since it irritates the stomach. Stomach inflammation results in discomfort and disease due to the inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can potentially develop into a chronic condition.


2. Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals.


Working in certain occupations or around specific substances can raise your chances of developing stomach cancer. For example, if you work in the rubber manufacturing industry.


Although some research has linked stomach cancer to asbestos and inorganic lead compounds, the evidence to support this association remains limited.


Exposure to these drugs in the workplace is rare, and there are regulations in place to safeguard workers from exposure.


3. Excessive tobacco use.


Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer in a dose-dependent way, regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked or the length of time spent inhaling the smoke. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of stomach cancer, both cardiac and noncardiac. Smoking cessation lowers the likelihood of developing the disease. According to a meta-analysis of 40 studies, the risk was increased by 1.5 to 1.6 times, with men being at greater risk than women.


4. Having a large or excessive amount of body fat.


If you're overweight or obese, you have a higher risk of developing stomach cancer in the upper portion of the stomach (the cardia). This is the place at which your food pipe connects with your digestive system (the gastro-oesophageal junction). Stomach (cardia) cancers are the term used by doctors to describe tumors of the gastro-oesophageal junction. They are, however, treated in a manner distinct from that of other stomach cancers.

More than 5 out of every 100 stomach cancer cases in the United Kingdom are caused by being overweight or obese (more than 5 percent ).

Sources: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cancer.org/cancer/stomach-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html

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