In 2006, Adriana Walsh lost her father Steve to stomach cancer when she was just 13 years old. In 2009, she learned that she tested positive for the cdh1 mutation that took her father’s life. Her most recent endoscopy in August showed evidence of stomach cancer, so she took immediate action and had her entire […]
The Faces of Stomach Cancer honors those battling stomach cancer, celebrates survivors, and remembers those we have lost.
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, […]
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 […]
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Stomach cancer can affect anyone. The Faces of Stomach Cancer honors those battling stomach cancer, celebrates survivors, and remembers those we have lost. Their short stories reflect the diversity of people affected by stomach cancer and inspire our global community and us to continue the fight against stomach cancer. See well-known people lost to stomach […]
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 […]
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