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My sister has gastric cancer stage 4

Libabygurl
  • By Libabygurl · New reply 10:08 am
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 2 replies
  • Hi guys I am here on behalf of my sister she had surgery but there are small cancer tumors on her to act lining what do they do about this he said there are four spots none on her major organs but did ...

The True Health Benefits Of Garlic

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted May 20, 2015
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies
  • While fish oil is the most utilized supplement in the United States, garlic comes in second place and is used to prevent and treat illnesses such as stomach cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes ...

This past year really sucked

mzvonda
  • By mzvonda · New reply May 19, 2015
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I have always heard that God will not give you more than you can handle and if he brings you to it, He shall lead you through it. Well he must think I am really strong and must be somewhere just out of ...

Statins Promising for Decreased Gastric Cancer Risk

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted May 7, 2015
  • Discussion in Research · 0 replies
  • Statins, cholesterol lowering drugs, can have a beneficial health effect involving anti-cancer properties. Out of 6 case-control studies that included 5,993 cases of gastric cancer, a 44% decrease risk ...

Drugs to Treat Hereditary Gastric Cancers Found

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted May 7, 2015
  • Discussion in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer · 0 replies
  • Although they have yet to be named, certain existing drugs have been found to effectively treat or prevent hereditary stomach and breast cancers due to research. The Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal ...

Controlling Indigestion Problems

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted May 4, 2015
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 0 replies
  • A bloated stomach, shortness of breath, and sweating are all signs of indigestion. Stomach cancer and indigestions share similar symptoms, but stomach cancer can also include heartburn, upper abdominal ...

9 Useful and Healthy Vegetables to Prevent Stomach Cancer

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted May 1, 2015
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies
  • Certain vegetables, such as cabbage, spinach, paprika, beetroot, broccoli, peas, and onions, can help prevent and be used as a treatment for many diseases. Peas, in particular, can help reduce the risk ...

What do you wish your doctor knew?

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply April 30, 2015
  • Journal · 663 replies · Photos
  • Dear members, Some of you have seen the story of the schoolteacher who asked students to anonymously finish the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…” in an effort to get the children to share something ...

Challenges to my usual happy, optomistic self

SRMGKP
  • By SRMGKP · New reply April 23, 2015
  • Discussion in Late Stage · 5 replies
  • I have stage iv esophageal cancer and I am a bit more than half way through the chemo and radiation. I may be a candidate for surgery though I am very discouraged about the chronic changes that will come ...

Please contact your own state senators but Wisconsinites are under the gun

ibewbull
  • By ibewbull · New reply April 4, 2015
  • Journal · 2 replies · Photos
  • We really need some ballast to get Ron Johnson off the fence. Joe Murray wants to hear our voice and see the e mails. We need to let them know this is not just about person. URGENT! And yes, I truly mean ...

Surgery or Not

SRMGKP
  • By SRMGKP · New reply April 2, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 2 replies · Photos
  • I have Stage IV Invasive Esophageal Cancer which was diagnosed on 1/27/15. I am a bit over half way with radiation (28 sessions) and chemotherapy (6 sessions). I am starting to have side effects which ...

Southampton General Hospital Hosts A Special Stomach Cancer Event

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 25, 2015
  • Discussion in Awareness and Fundraising Events · 0 replies
  • Southampton General Hospital has been chosen to host “Super Saturday” events in the UK. “Super Saturday’s” purpose is to tackle the rise of stomach and esophageal cancer cases. Endoscopies will be carried ...

Update: Guestbooks

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · Posted March 24, 2015
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hello, We are constantly working to improve Inspire by adding features that members find useful and retiring those that members do not. To that end, we have retired the guestbook feature. We understand ...

We are all Experts by Experience

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply March 11, 2015
  • Journal · 61 replies · Photos
  • Dear members, I am pleased to announced that we have just published, for the third year running, Experts by Experience 2015: A compilation of patients’ stories, a new special report developed in partnership ...

A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 10, 2015
  • Discussion in Clinical Trials · 0 replies
  • This spring, studies will be conducted to screen tumors in thousands of patients in order to see which might be attacked by at least a dozen new drugs. These studies will be done by a federally funded ...

Keytruda Effective Against 7 Types Of Cancer And Counting

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 10, 2015
  • Discussion in Clinical Trials · 0 replies
  • Merck & Co.’s new drug, Keytruda, is a type of immuno-oncology drug that fights cancer by giving T cells the opportunity to attack hidden cancer cells. Stomach cancer is one of many cancers that Keytruda ...

The Coming Revolution In Much Cheaper Life-Saving Drugs

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 9, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • Randy Hillard, DDF’s Michigan East Chapter Founder, understands how expensive stomach cancer infusions can be, so he decided to take matters in his own hands. Randy cast a vote on a Food and Drug Administration ...

Eating More Vegetables Reduces Men’s Risk Of Stomach Cancer

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 9, 2015
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 0 replies
  • An eleven year study by the National Cancer Center in Japan found that men who eat more vegetables have a lower risk of developing distal stomach cancer. On the other hand, women who eat plenty of vegetables ...

7 Tips For A Successful First Visit To Your Oncologist

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 9, 2015
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 0 replies
  • It’s understandable that you may feel a little nervous or anxious the day of your first visit to your oncologist. Here are seven tips for making the most of your first visit and having a successful day ...

Blood Tests Now Identify Stomach Cancer Gene in Whanau

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 6, 2015
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 0 replies
  • The E-cadherin gene affects about 12 whanau Maori, a tribe in New Zealand, and 350 families worldwide. A simple blood test can identify the mutation; this gives patients the option of getting surgery ...

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