Is a duodenal ulcer a symptom of cancer?

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In most cases, a duodenal ulcer is generally not a symptom of cancer. Instead, it is a condition usually caused by bacteria. Duodenal ulcers are only painful for about half of sufferers. However, in some cases, ulcers can be related to cancer. The best way to determine what is causing your duodenal ulcer is to visit your doctor, who can run a variety of tests.

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