Total Gastrectomy: Recent Clinical Studies Examining Outcomes
    Total Gastrectomy
    June 18, 2019

    Total Gastrectomy: Recent Clinical Studies Examining Outcomes

    Total gastrectomy is a modern development in medicine. From 2005 to 2018, several centers have studies outcomes of this procedure. Below, details of the studies are listed for comparison. At the end, I’ve included a table with…
    Can you live without a stomach? Some history for CDH1 mutants.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 22, 2019

    Can you live without a stomach? Some history for CDH1 mutants.

    Can you live without a stomach? Great question. People have been asking it since at least the early 1600s. Despite that being over 400 years ago, I believe it’s safe to say that total gastrectomy is a…
    No Stomach Nutrition: Keep A Healthy Microbiome After Total Gastrectomy
    Total Gastrectomy
    August 6, 2019

    No Stomach Nutrition: Keep A Healthy Microbiome After Total Gastrectomy

    If you have no stomach, nutrition is compromised, right? Gastrectomy patients often worry about diet and nutrition following removal of a portion of – or the entire stomach – due to cancer or other disease process, as…
    CDH1 Gene: Explaining the Role of the CDH1 Gene
    CDH1
    June 29, 2019

    CDH1 Gene: Explaining the Role of the CDH1 Gene

    The CDH1 gene provides the genetic code for producing epithelial cadherin, a protein critical for cell adhesion, tumor suppression, and several other functions.  Epithelial cadherin, also called E-cadherin, is a protein found in epithelial cells. Specifically, e-cadherin…
    Eating Without A Stomach: Help Your Skin, Hair, and Nails Thrive
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    August 7, 2019

    Eating Without A Stomach: Help Your Skin, Hair, and Nails Thrive

    Eating without a stomach can present challenges. Due to changes in the body’s ability to absorb nutrients after surgery, this is especially true when it comes to making sure you have an adequate intake of certain vitamins…
    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…
    Iron Absorption Without a Stomach
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    November 30, 2019

    Iron Absorption Without a Stomach

    Did you know that without a stomach you cannot properly absorb naturally occurring iron?  Maintaining proper iron levels is very important. Therefore, iron supplements become a necessity to avoid becoming anemic. Iron is essential for blood production,…
    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…
    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…
    Can a person live without a stomach? Yes, we live normal lives.
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 20, 2019

    Can a person live without a stomach? Yes, we live normal lives.

    Can a person live without a stomach? Not only can people live without a stomach, many people after total gastrectomy surgery are thriving without a stomach. Despite the success many people have living without a stomach, asking…

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