Will I get stomach cancer if I find Helicobacter pylori?2021-12-28
Let you not worry about this at all, this is unrealistic, after all, Helicobacter pylori is officially “stamped” by the World Health Organization as a first-level carcinogen. However, you don’t have to worry too much. In fact, in our country, one out of every two people is infected with Helicobacter pylori. And even if infected with Helicobacter pylori, it does not necessarily cause cancer. Because the etiology of gastric cancer is multifaceted, including genes, heredity, diet, environment and many other factors, if you don’t have Helicobacter pylori infection, you will definitely get gastric cancer. Many people, like you, are infected with Helicobacter pylori, but they do not suffer from stomach diseases, nor do they feel any obvious symptoms of discomfort, such as long-term indigestion, nausea, acid reflux, and abdominal pain. In your case, there is no need for treatment. As for who needs to be treated, the current authoritative consensus in the medical community in my country is that people with peptic ulcer symptoms, risks, and high-risk gastric cancer all need to eradicate Helicobacter pylori, as follows: Have peptic ulcer; Have gastric MALT lymphoma (a rare gastric malignant tumor); Chronic gastritis with indigestion; Chronic gastritis with atrophy or erosion of gastric mucosa; Have a family history of gastric cancer; People who need long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including low-dose aspirin) for other diseases (high risk of ulcers).