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DDF Survivor Story - Eric Swanson

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · New reply yesterday at 8:16 am
  • Discussion in Survivor Stories · 3 replies · Photos
  • My name is Eric Swanson. I am a 44 year-old resident of northeast Ohio and I was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer in November, 2013. I am married to an amazing woman, Carrie, and we are proud parents ...

Cyramza

Slf12
  • By Slf12 · New reply September 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 4 replies
  • Has anyone had any positive reactions to this new medication. We will find out on Monday if it has had any affect on my husband's stomach cancer ...

Feeling scared

Madera2014
  • By Madera2014 · New reply September 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Late Stage · 15 replies
  • My husband who is 56 years old was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer in March 2014 with mets to the liver. He has been on chemo since March and has been on two different chemo cocktails. He first ...

New column: "So my life will be shorter than I’d hoped"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 16, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 9/16/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new column, "So my life will be shorter than I’d hoped – what should I do differently?" in "Scope ...

“C” is for Controversy

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · New reply September 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Research · 1 reply · Photos
  • “C” is for Controversy - Jury is Still Out on Whether Vitamin C Can Prevent Cancer Vitamin C and its effects on cancer has been a controversy for decades. In the 1970s two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus ...

DNA Work Offers Stomach Cancer Hope

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted September 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Research · 0 replies · Photos
  • Doctors from the University of Hong Kong have mapped the world's most comprehensive DNA database showing hundreds of genetic mutations in stomach cancer. The DNA mapping could help develop "targeted ...

Drug of Choice

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted September 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • August 24, 2014 One of the cheapest drugs in the world is perhaps the most single effective agent in helping populations stay alive. The drug is aspirin. Aspirin can help with cardiovascular risk, stopping ...

Botox 'Highly Effective' Treatment of Gastric Cancer

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted September 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Research · 0 replies · Photos
  • In laboratory tests, Botox - made from the toxin of botulism bacteria - proved "highly effective" at suppressing gastric cancer in mice. The promising results have led to the launch of an early clinical ...

They say I'm young and strong....

aha263
  • By aha263 · New reply September 2, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • My stomach cancer was found by accident at a very early stage. I've been called lucky by so many people including my amazing team of doctors. I've also been told I'm very young to have stomach cancer ...

How long will the diarrhea persist after TG??

sisterinlawtryingtoh
  • By sisterinlawtryingtoh · New reply August 30, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I am caring for my brother in law who had a TG along with the removal of a few cm of his esophagus two weeks ago. Like many of you, he had stage IV cancer and surgery was not originally an option. He ...

How to Cope with Mouth Sores

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · New reply August 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 1 reply · Photos
  • Mouth sores or oral mucositis is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for ...

Obesity's Link to Stomach Cancer

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted August 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Help Desk · 0 replies · Photos
  • There is no question that being overweight or obese is detrimental to our health. Obesity can result in a higher risk of many diseases. However, many individuals are unaware that being overweight or obese ...

Conventional vs. alternative treatment

Jayeeda
  • By Jayeeda · New reply August 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 8 replies
  • Hello, My mother was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. The PET showed cancer in her breast as well, and a mass in her pelvis, though they are not sure if the mass in her pelvis is cancerous. So ...

Saturday, August, 16, 2014 - 2nd Annual Dance For Doug Zumba Fitness Party

DDFEventsJenna
  • By DDFEventsJenna · Posted August 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Awareness and Fundraising Events · 0 replies · Photos
  • Saturday, August, 16, 2014 - 2nd Annual Dance For Doug Zumba Fitness Party Location: Celebration Covenant Church 16868 Gile Road Omaha, NE 68136 The second annual Dance for Doug will be held in Omaha ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Kilimanjaro Climb for Stomach Cancer by Nicole

DDFEventsJenna
  • By DDFEventsJenna · Posted August 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Awareness and Fundraising Events · 0 replies · Photos
  • DDF's New York Chapter President, Nicole Reichenbach, is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of her father who passed away from stomach cancer.To read more about why Nicole is climbing and to support ...

Chemo: Right or Wrong?

MiDiCo
  • By MiDiCo · New reply August 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 9 replies
  • My 76 year old mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma Stomach Cancer in early June 2014. She has had two sessions of chemo (Oxaliplatin and 5FU) for palliative purposes. My understanding is that ...

How to get nutrition

hensue
  • By hensue · New reply August 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 13 replies
  • Need to know how they are going to give my husband nutrition? Can't I get him to Winship Cancer center in Atlanta? We had no choice but to start treatment. He was bleeding through rectum and throwing ...

Talking To Children About Cancer

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · New reply July 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Help Desk · 3 replies · Photos
  • Talking about cancer does not have to be traumatic. If anything, NOT talking about it is ultimately more traumatic for a child. Not communicating about cancer allows misunderstandings and fears about ...

little lost

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply July 26, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Well it has been at least a month since my dad pasted away. It seems like a bad dream, that I can not wake up from. I am not dealing so well with his loss. I try to avoid thinking about it. I have gone ...

Peace

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply July 25, 2014
  • Journal · 41 replies · Photos
  • Last night my daddy passed away. I was must me and my mom with him when it happens. They hospice nurse pronounced him at 12:20am May 19, 2014. My mom and I are still kind of in shock. Some of the family ...

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