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Stomach cancer originates from bone marrow cells

Remarkable results from a recent study indicates that stomach cancer may actually originate from bone marrow cells. This is contrary to the common belief that stomach cancer originates from stomach cells. The mechanism that this occurs by is that bone marrow cells travel to the stomach to assist in chronic inflammation of the stomach caused by infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. This bacterium causes stomach ulcers. Bone marrow cells are known to go to injury sites and attempt to restore the damage but become damaged themselves and turn into cancer cells. Nevertheless, it is important to note that not all people with H. pylori infections will get stomach cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day

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About: Stomach cancer originates from bone marrow cells

Date: 26 November 2004

Source: Health Day

Author: Serena Gordon


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