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Stomach Cancer Research: A Personal and Professional Perspective

A major breakthrough in the area of familial stomach cancer research was the discovery of the gene E-cadherin (CDH1) and the direct connection between genetic mutations and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). Since this discovery, hundreds of families worldwide have been tested and over one hundred found to carry a genetic mutation in the CDH1 […]

The other side of the CDH1 coin…BREAST CANCER

As I sit to write this, I realize my story is like a double-sided coin. On one side, I am an extremely lucky person. On the other side, I’m a cancer patient and survivor. It has taken a lot of effort and emotion for me to come to terms with that statement…that label – cancer […]

The Loss of a Mother

By Lorita Sajous For those who do not know my story, I became pregnant two months after my mom’s stage 4 gastric cancer diagnosis. For nine months, we faced all obstacles together until she passed away in February 2013. I was her caregiver, her advocate, and the person with whom she relied on to get […]

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Be our guest: Share your Story

If you have been affected by an illness or crisis, then you know how valuable it is to connect with others who have experienced something similar. People in the No Stomach For Cancer community, especially when first impacted by stomach cancer, whether as a patient or a caregiver, want to know they are not alone. […]

When the Time of Your Life Brings the Fight of Your Life

One of the most grim facts about Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) is that the average age of onset is 38. Although stomach cancer of all kinds is now being seen in people at younger and younger ages, the most recent statistics still show an average age at diagnosis of 70 years. Since the discovery of the […]

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