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Esophageal Cancer-Feeding tube hydration & nutrition

jenk919
  • By jenk919 · New reply June 25, 2015
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • My Mom has esophageal cancer which does not allow her to swallow. She takes small amounts of water & Vitamin water by mouth, some stays down - most she vomits up with phlegm from her esophagus. Her nutrition ...

A new poem: "Leading Us Through CancerLand"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted June 24, 2015
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 6/24/15 Dear members, I am writing to share with you Tori Tomalia's "Leading Us Through CancerLand,” a new poem she wrote for CURE Magazine. "CancerLand ...

Linitis Plastica

DDFNCEastChristy
  • By DDFNCEastChristy · New reply June 22, 2015
  • Discussion in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer · 10 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 ...

Keytruda Effective Against 7 Types Of Cancer And Counting

PREP_Coordinator
  • By PREP_Coordinator · New reply June 20, 2015
  • Discussion in Clinical Trials · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

Challenges to my usual happy, optomistic self

SRMGKP
  • By SRMGKP · New reply June 20, 2015
  • Discussion in Late Stage · 6 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 ...

MEDI4736 and biomarkers

amnek
  • By amnek · Posted June 20, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone, does anyone know anything about getting the biomarkers testing done? Also, I heard someone had fantastic results with a Phase 1 clinical trial using MEDI4736. My husband is on his third line ...

Things I cannot say out loud

jenk919
  • By jenk919 · New reply June 10, 2015
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Mom, I'm so sorry for the awful suffering this ugly C word has put you through these last 2 1/2 years. I've not been completely honest with you these last few years, but please know it's because I feel ...

Diffuse Gastric Cancer

TammyAgu
  • By TammyAgu · New reply June 10, 2015
  • Discussion in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer · 5 replies
  • Is there anybody out there that has what my husband is diagnosed with - Stage 4 Diffuse Gastric Cancer? Treatment is strictly chemo - doctors are not removing his stomach. It has spread to his omentum ...

My sister has gastric cancer stage 4

Libabygurl
  • By Libabygurl · New reply June 4, 2015
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 4 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 ...

Tu oral markers

Ricardo0307
  • By Ricardo0307 · Posted June 4, 2015
  • Discussion in Recurrence · 0 replies
  • Hi, I was diagnosed with III N2 M0 Had some chemo and total gastroctomia then more chemo. It as been seis months from surgery and three months from last chemo. My CT scan just came clean they said. 1 ...

Meals during Chemo

Tammy_76
  • By Tammy_76 · Posted June 3, 2015
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies
  • Hi - I posted in this forum a few days ago and had a helpful response so I figure I would try again with another question. My father (66) was diagnosed with Stage 2-3 Large B Cell Lymphoma with a Double ...

Physical Strength

Tammy_76
  • By Tammy_76 · New reply June 2, 2015
  • Discussion in Side Effects of Treatment · 2 replies
  • Hi all - My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer back in March, specifically B-Cell Lymphoma with a Double Hit. He went thru a standard R-Chop treatment at the end of March. Once the DHL was diagnosed ...

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

PREP_Coordinator
  • 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

PREP_Coordinator
  • 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

PREP_Coordinator
  • 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

PREP_Coordinator
  • 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 ...

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 ...

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