Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer Stories | Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment


Lauren C., Stomach Cancer Stage 1, CDH1 Mutation

Cancer details: CDH1 mutation led to “hereditary diffuse gastric cancer” (HDGC)
HDCG cancer risks: 
“Frequently, HDGC-related cancers develop in individuals before the age of 50” (NIH)
Total gastrectomy (surgery to remove whole stomach)

Viola K., Stomach Cancer, Stage 4

Symptoms: Persistent fatigue, Weight loss, Occasional pain, Persistent weakness
Treatment: Chemotherapy (FLOT), HIPEC (Surgery + Hot Chemotherapy), 2nd intestinal surgery


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

Louis D., Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Cancer details: Tumors that start in wall of digestive tract or gastrointestinal (GI) tract
1st Symptoms: Feeling the need for constant urination
Treatment: Surgery to take out the tumor, maintenance chemotherapy (3 years)