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Challenges to my usual happy, optomistic self

SRMGKP
  • By SRMGKP · New reply March 26, 2015
  • Discussion in Late Stage · 4 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 March 25, 2015
  • Journal · 1 reply · Photos
  • We refoally 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 ...

Southampton General Hospital Hosts A Special Stomach Cancer Event

PREP_Coordinator
  • 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 ...

Surgery or Not

SRMGKP
  • By SRMGKP · Posted March 6, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • 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 ...

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 ...

First Person in UK to Have Stomach Removed By A Robot

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted March 6, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • Frank Lawson, a 77 year old gardener and retired engineer, is the first person in the UK to have their stomach removed by a robot due to gastric cancer. This eight and a half hour surgery can lead to ...

Gratitude

SRMGKP
  • By SRMGKP · Posted March 4, 2015
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I am constantly reminded how kind and generous people are including the members of my treatment team. My team wants to know how I am really. I have been a psychotherapist and also wanted to know, really ...

New article: How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 1, 2015
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/1/15 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new NPR article, "How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen." At one level the ...

Eating Carrots Will Keep You Healthy

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted February 26, 2015
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies
  • Carrots not only protect your eyesight, but they also offer protection against cancer. Beta carotene, which is found in carrots, strengthens the immune system and protects the body against cancer and ...

Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Cancers

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted February 24, 2015
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently released Guidelines for Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction (EGJ ...

Singapore Team Develops Blood Test Cancers

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted February 24, 2015
  • Discussion in Research · 0 replies
  • A team of Singaporean scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research have developed a blood test that can detect cancer at its earliest stage, even before symptoms start to appear. This ...

World Cancer Day: Foods That Prevent Cancer

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted February 24, 2015
  • Discussion in Nutrition & Complimentary Medicine · 0 replies
  • World Cancer Day is annually celebrated on February 4th and encourages people to make the right choices when it comes to guarding themselves from cancer. Certain foods, such as processed and red meats ...

Cancer Patients and Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

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  • By PREP_Coordinator · Posted February 24, 2015
  • Discussion in Newly Diagnosed · 0 replies
  • Research shows that when patients are told their cancer prognosis, less than half of what the doctor said is retained leading to confusion about survival rates and prognosis. According to Dr. Tomer Levin ...

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