CDH1 Gene Mutation: My Family’s Story
    CDH1
    June 29, 2019

    CDH1 Gene Mutation: My Family’s Story

    A CDH1 gene mutation runs in my family. We discovered it because my mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Subsequent genetic testing confirmed she inherited from her father a CDH1 gene mutation that is associated with stomach…
    Gastrectomy: What Is A Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Gastrectomy: What Is A Total Gastrectomy

    Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove some or all of the patient’s stomach. Three main kinds of gastrectomy exist. First, partial gastrectomy. If the surgeons remove only part of the stomach, it is called a…
    Total Stomach Removal: Life After A Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Stomach Removal: Life After A Total Gastrectomy

    Total stomach removal will no doubt result in some lifestyle adjustments during the first 12 months after surgery. However, after 12 months, you will most likely be living a fairly normal life. In 2015, a team of…
    Total Gastrectomy Surgery: Should I Do It?
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Gastrectomy Surgery: Should I Do It?

    Total gastrectomy surgery can sound like a crazy recommendation. When I first heard that I might need to have my stomach removed, my first thought was “no way.” That’s crazy. Now that I have had one, I…
    Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy: When Should I Have It?
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy: When Should I Have It?

    Prophylactic total gastrectomy. After deciding whether to have one, you will need to decide when to have it. For many medical conditions, a sense of urgency for surgery exists because of existing symptoms. In those instances, the…
    CDH1 Mutation: What Makes Me So Special?
    CDH1
    July 16, 2019

    CDH1 Mutation: What Makes Me So Special?

    A CDH1 mutation. That’s what makes me special. Unlike most other 33-year-olds, I have been diagnosed with two different types of cancer in less than two years. These cancers don’t recognize economic status, lifestyle, or other health…
    CDH1 Research: Videos, Papers, and Other Sources
    CDH1
    July 1, 2019

    CDH1 Research: Videos, Papers, and Other Sources

    CDH1 research is a relatively new area in certain respects. In 1999, a medical researcher in New Zealand named Dr. Parry Guilford and his colleagues discovered the connection between CDH1 mutations and cancers of the stomach and…
    BRCA Gene: I Carry the BRCA1 Mutation and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way
    CDH1
    August 21, 2019

    BRCA Gene: I Carry the BRCA1 Mutation and Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way

    I inherited my mother’s sense of humor. I inherited her love for healthcare, as we are both nurses. I inherited her love for running. She is an impressive 20-time marathon runner. I have just five under my…
    How do you live without a stomach? My eating guidelines.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    How do you live without a stomach? My eating guidelines.

    How do you live without a stomach? People ask me this almost every time I tell them I don’t have a stomach. Frankly, I usually don’t know how to answer this question. That’s because I don’t know…
    Living Without A Stomach: My Favorite Foods To Eat
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    Living Without A Stomach: My Favorite Foods To Eat

    Living without a stomach is not always easy, but it is easier than you may think. Generally, I eat whatever I want. Though I tend to focus on foods that are easy to digest, calorie dense, and…

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