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