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Sandra Sankar

Sandra

Sandra Sankar, from beautiful San Diego … My only brother died from gastric cancer at 37. I was diagnosed at 39 and found out that I have a CDH1 genetic mutation which I inherited from my dad who does not have gastric cancer. I had a total gastrectomy on Feb 18, 2011 and am still […]

Lana and her mom

Lana

Lana is Taking Care Of My Mom Who Takes Care Of Me They say there’s a special bond between single mothers and their children. When I was 8-years-old, I lost my father to lung cancer and my mom became the sole provider. She worked hard to make sure our needs were met. And like many […]

Lorita

Lorita

This Cancer Thing Sucks: A Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Blog Within the last few years, I’ve lost two close family members to stomach cancer. In 2008, I lost my cousin Rajen Sankar at age 37. In January 2012, I lost my other cousin, Sandra Sankar Poukkula (Rajen’s younger sister) at age 39. Rajen and Sandra […]

Terri Maxwell

Terri

I was contacted in October 2012, just after my 1 year post op total gastrectomy anniversary on September 1, 2011. A Faces of Cancer calendar and a documentary was being done on twelve cancer survivors in the area. I jumped at the opportunity to share my story, feeling like this was my way to spread […]

Marne

Marne

In December 2012, Marne learned she had the CDH1 gene mutation. After losing her father, aunt, grandmother and others in her family throughout her life, she knew she was not going to let stomach cancer beat her. On June 7, 2013 she had a total gastrectomy. Marne shares her story, Life Without A Stomach, in […]

Rick Sabbides

Rick

Rick Sabbides was diagnosed with Stage IV inoperable stomach and colon cancer on June 25, 2013. His CaringBridge journal was created to keep Rick’s friends and family posted on his journey. Follow along at Rick Sabbides FAITH, a place where anyone can offer support and words of hope and encouragement to Rick and his family.November […]

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