The patient is a 78 year-old male with
a past medical history of
hypertension and duodenal ulcer
presenting with 2 months of
increasing abdominal girth. The
patient reports 1 month of loose
bowel movements and a 2 week
history of early satiety. He notes that
in the last week he has been nauseous
at the smell and thought of food. He
denies fevers, chills, excessive alcohol
intake, history of blood transfusions,
intravenous drug use, melena or
bright red blood per rectum. The
patient states he has never undergone
a colonoscopy and to his knowledge
there is no family history of
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