Roger Engnell was diagnosed with a CDH1 gene mutation on February 9, 2015. He is 53 years old and the father of three. He is the middle of seven children and the second to be diagnosed with this mutation. The original mutation in his family was found due to testing done on his younger sister, […]
The Faces of Stomach Cancer honors those battling stomach cancer, celebrates survivors, and remembers those we have lost.
After Heather’s mother passed away at age 44 of gastric cancer and losing her grandfather to this disease, she wanted to do everything in her power to be proactive about her health risks, especially for her husband and three-year-old daughter. At the age of 30, she was referred from her hometown clinic to Mayo Clinic […]
by Jessica McAuliffe Jessica is a wife and mother of five children. She is an attorney and owns her own photography studio. She lost her mother to stomach cancer in January 2005. Since then she has been trying to advocate for awareness and to spread the word so others have the opportunity for a better […]
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 […]
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 […]
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