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Stage IV - The first year

Swanny1172
  • By Swanny1172 · New reply January 29, 2015
  • Discussion in Survivor Stories · 10 replies
  • Well, it is hard to believe that a little over a year ago I was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer with mets to my neck, femur, lungs, and liver. I'm happy to say that I'm still here, getting stronger ...

Bile Reflux has started 😞

missnewf57
  • By missnewf57 · New reply January 27, 2015
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I have Just been diagnosed with having bile reflux after 13 years and it is caused almost 12 cavities, a serious cough I've had for almost a year. we are treating it with acid reflux. I've been doing ...

Making someone comfortable

hermanos_Leiva
  • By hermanos_Leiva · Posted January 27, 2015
  • Discussion in Late Stage · 0 replies
  • I posted here last week. I would like to hear from people about how they were able to make their loved one comfortable. My brother is anxious and feels pain. He is in hospice, has taken morphine but did ...

Survivor Update

missnewf57
  • By missnewf57 · New reply January 25, 2015
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • Being a 13 year TG Stomach Cancer Survivor ~ it has been a trial and error existence as to what I can and can not eat or drink. When you are very underweight ~ this is even 'more' difficult! I found eating ...

MET Inhibitor Elicits 'Dramatic Response' in Gastric and Esophageal Cancers

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted January 22, 2015
  • Discussion in Clinical Trials · 0 replies
  • Preliminary results from a small study examining a small-molecule MET Inhibitor has shown dramatic results in MET-amplified gastric and esophageal cancers. The Chair of the Debbie’s Dream Foundation Medical ...

Looking for a mentor

hermanos_Leiva
  • By hermanos_Leiva · New reply January 22, 2015
  • Discussion in Caregivers, Friends, and Family Members · 3 replies
  • My brother has stomach Cancer. He was diagnosed 1.5 years ago, had surgery, received chemo and radiation through Kaiser, Oakland. The Cancer has spread to the lungs, he has water int he heart and is now ...

Introducing "Email this discussion"

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · Posted January 5, 2015
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hello, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature -- the ability to email discussions and journals to others. We've implemented this change based on feedback from our members ...

Carcinoma Stomach Stage 4

Mickey1983
  • By Mickey1983 · New reply January 5, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 7 replies
  • Hi, I live with my family in New Delhi, India. My father, 57 years old has been diagnosed with Stomach cancer Stage 4 on 12/12/2014. The cancer has spread to his liver too. The doctors have given him ...

Searching for a Trait

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 30, 2014
  • Discussion in Research · 0 replies · Photos
  • Sequencing the whole cancer genome is an effective yet costly tool when analyzing the efficacy of oncological drug treatment. Currently the technology is used to identify DNA alterations in a particular ...

Fluorescence Microscopy New 2-D Images Can Detect Cancer Risk

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 29, 2014
  • Discussion in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer · 0 replies · Photos
  • A new method studying protein concentrations found within gastric cells may help identify individuals who are at risk for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). This method can be used as a complementary ...

Cimetidine Has Positive Effects Against Gastric Cancer

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • Cimetidine is an over-the-counter drug that is traditionally used to control indigestion by blocking histamine receptors in the gut, decreasing the production of gastric acid. The medicine also appears ...

Garlic

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies · Photos
  • Dietary benefits of garlic range from lowering cholesterol levels to slowing the development of atherosclerosis. Some studies suggest that garlic may lower the risk of certain cancers; currently a clinical ...

Peptic Ulcer, Cancer Bacteria Therapy Discovery

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies · Photos
  • Linolenic acid, a common ingredient in vegetable oils, may help reduce infection with Helicobacter pylori. According to a study on mice, linolenic acid killed H. pylori, the bacteria associated with stomach ...

Amgen Terminates Gastric Cancer Treatment Studies

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • Amgen Inc. announced that it has terminated all of its sponsored clinical trials of rilotumumab for advanced gastric cancer after an increased number of deaths were reported. All clinical studies have ...

Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund Donates $100,000 for Gastric Cancer Research

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Research · 0 replies · Photos
  • Founded in memory of the late singer, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund recently donated $100,000 to the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research. The money will ...

Almonds Linked as Cancer Killer at BJU Research Lab

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 24, 2014
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies · Photos
  • A cancer research lab is focusing on the almond’s natural effect against cancer cells. The research denotes that properties within the almonds lead to the destruction of cancerous cells. The almond research ...

Cancer Insurance Checklist

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Financial and Insurance Issues · 0 replies · Photos
  • Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is open from November 15-February 15. The Cancer Insurance Checklist can help you navigate your insurance needs by allowing you to create side-by-side ...

Extra Stomach Cancer Indications for Cyramza in US

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • The FDA has approved Cyramza in combination with paclitaxel chemotherapy as a second-line treatment option for patients with advanced gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Cyramza ...

Surgery Plus Chemoradiation Linked to Improved Survival Rates

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • In the last decade, chemoradiation therapy (both chemotherapy and radiation therapy) has improved making it an important tool to consider. In a retrospective study, patients who received chemoradiation ...

Top 10 Most Promising Drugs Guaranteed to Save Lives in 2015

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted December 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies · Photos
  • The FDA has approved Cyramza for the treatment of metastatic stomach cancer. Cyramza has made the top 10 list of most promising drugs to save lives in the next year as compiled by Healthcare Global. To ...

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