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H. pylori: The Silent Threat of Stomach Cancer


H. Pylori is a type of bacteria that causes inflammation in the stomach. The bacteria can be infected from consuming food that is contaminated with germs, which can be hard to avoid as we never know the source of the ingredients contain in the food we are taking.

H. Pylori bacteria causes inflammation in the stomach that results in chronic abdominal pain. Prolonged H. Pylori infection  will stimulate the growth of the stomach lining, which may grow into “stomach cancer”.

However, there is no reason to panic about the symptoms. Abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Nevertheless, if the pain does not improve in 8 weeks, doctor’s recommendation is to undergo gastroscopy to find the exact cause.

For more information, please contact Cancer Center, Vejthani Hospital or call +66(0)2-734-0000 ext. 4500, 4501.

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