Gastroenterology

Gastric cancer rates higher among patients treated for H. pylori

SAN DIEGO β€” Patients who receive antibiotic treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection experience gastric cancer at rates higher than the general population, and several risk factors can increase that risk even further, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week.
Elizabeth Dong, MD, of the department of gastroenterology at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, said H. Pylori is a known risk factor for gastric cancer, but there are no clear guidelines on how it should impact surveillance.
β€œIt’s unclear whether or not surveillance for gastric cancer is beneficial in this

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