yes it does. If you haven't dicussed this with your family DR, do so ASAP & get a referral to a specialist. Your letter described the early stages my aunt experienced. She, too had a portion of her intestine removed including 1/2 of her stomach and part of her colon because the disease metastisized too quickly for the doctors. That was 6 yrs ago. Don't hesitate... get yourself checked out. It's a killer.