Oncology (General Cancer)/stomach

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sir i want to know that re occuring oral thrush in 43 year old women
does it is related to stomach cancer
my mother also have gastric problem

Answer
Recurring thrush is usually related to some change in your immune system.  This could be do to poor nutrition, diabetes, being very overweight, or a blood disease, chronic infection like Tuberculosis, or certain kinds of cancer.  Since it is a common complication of many different diseases, it doesn't point to any particular cancer, although people with advanced cancer can get thrush.  Hope this helps.  

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Donald Higby, M.D.

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I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

Experience

I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.

Organizations
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Publications
New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine

Education/Credentials
MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Awards and Honors
America's Best Physicians, last 14 years

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