James Turner, 43, lives in Northumberland, England and is married to Claire. They have two children – a boy aged five and a girl aged eight. Both James’s mother (in 2000) and his brother (in 2011) died of stomach cancer. It was only after his brother’s diagnosis that James learnt about hereditary diffuse gastric cancer […]
The Faces of Stomach Cancer honors those battling stomach cancer, celebrates survivors, and remembers those we have lost.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
One of my favorite aspects of my involvement with No Stomach For Cancer is connecting with others – patients, their families, and medical professionals. Each day we live our mission statement of “supporting research and uniting the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer.” Several years ago, I had the privilege of connecting […]
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