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

aha263
  • By aha263 · New reply yesterday at 6:18 pm
  • Journal · 9 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 ...

Obesity's Link to Stomach Cancer

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted yesterday at 8:38 am
  • 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 ...

Radiation Burn Concern

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted July 25, 2014
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • What to do when radiation treatment causes skin damage: Radiation therapy is received by more than half the people undergoing cancer treatment. Many side effects can occur from radiation the most common ...

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted July 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • Fatigue is a common symptom experienced by many cancer patients. It can be completely dilapidating, and can interrupt social and daily life. This type of exhaustion is noted as causing complete body fatigue ...

Thanks for the Information

SueMc2
  • By SueMc2 · New reply July 13, 2014
  • Journal · 24 replies
  • Hi, I am 52 years old and was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer December of 2012. Originally told it would never be operable but chemo has worked well and I am scheduled for a TG on April 18 at MD ...

Linitis Plastica

DDFNCEastChristy
  • By DDFNCEastChristy · New reply July 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer · 9 replies
  • My husband Tony was diagnosed with Linitis Plastica 2 years ago. We weren't told the name of the cancer until 2 days before his surgery. His surgeon told me if I googled it, what I would see would not ...

PET scans

Catb5
  • By Catb5 · New reply July 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 1 reply
  • Just had my first PET after 2 weeks of chemotx . Feel so much better 3 days after I started. My appetite and stamina good. Even went back to work. Imagine my surprise when the oncologist called to say ...

Stomach cancer treatment

Nazrul1976
  • By Nazrul1976 · New reply July 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 6 replies
  • Hello everybody! My relative is suffering stomach cancer for 1 month. Doctors told there have no way. Whatever he want to eat, pls. serve him. He will not no longer life. In this situation, can anybody ...

How to Cope with Mouth Sores

DDFResourceGina
  • By DDFResourceGina · Posted July 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 0 replies · 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 ...

Very confused due to my very special situation..

Mirian66
  • By Mirian66 · New reply June 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 15 replies
  • My name is Mirian, I am 66 years old. I have been diagnosed with stage IV lung metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma with diffuse signet cells on last February 145th 2014 after a series of a lung biopsy and ...

Petscan

simplycc
  • By simplycc · New reply June 13, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies · Photos
  • First petscan since chemo ended two weeks ago. Gonna be a long weekend waiting for results ...

REALLY

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply May 25, 2014
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • So now that hospice is coming in and I am trying to make dad comfortable for the end. My brother has decided it is my fault that dad did not get another doctor to look at his cancer and to keep fighting ...

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