Can a stomach cancer (without metasta...

Can a stomach cancer (without metastasis) kill you?

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fmichel

Juan-les-pins, France

#1 Aug 28, 2012
I read in a previous post on this forum
http://www.topix.com/forum/health/cancer/TCDL...
(and on other websites) that cancer can kill by causing failure of a vital organ, or by causing chemical imbalance in the body, or by depressing the immune system.

I am wondering if the stomach cancer (itself, without metastasis) is able to kill.

The stomach is an important organ (we need it for digestion) but I presume it could be possible to survive even if it stopped to work (by using intravenous feeding).
Therefore, is it possible to die from a stomach cancer, if there is no metastasis? If it is the case, how does the stomach cancer kill you?
Or does it kill only if it has metastasised to a more important organ, for example to the liver?
Thanks in advance for your answers.

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