Faces of Stomach Cancer

The Faces of Stomach Cancer honors those battling stomach cancer, celebrates survivors, and remembers those we have lost.

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Stomach Cancer Journeys

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Holly Clegg

Holly Clegg

Hi, I’m Holly Clegg! As a culinary expert and best-selling author, I have sold over 1.5 million cookbooks. Throughout my career I have remained true to my healthy, mainstream, yet satisfyingly delicious recipes in my trim and terrific cookbook series, as well as my health-focused Eating Well cookbook series, which includes Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, […]

Stomachless Sisters

The Stomach-less Sisters

When you think of gastric cancer you probably don’t picture healthy sisters in their early 30’s, but we are the faces of gastric cancer. Our family history is riddled with stomach, colorectal, and breast cancer, so at the urging of our doctors we underwent testing to determine if there was a genetic component at play. […]

Karen Chelcun

Karen

Karen Chelcun’s journey through total gastrectomy at the age of 51. Karen lives in Madison WI.September 2008

Rose Evans

Rose

In three years’ time (2001-04), Rose Evans witnessed the deaths of four family members. They all had had stomach cancer. Genetic testing revealed that all four — her father, her sister, and two of her aunts (her fathers’ sisters) — had a mutation of the CDH1 gene. In 1960, her paternal grandmother had also died […]

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