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…
    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 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…
    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…
    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…
    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…
    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…
    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…
    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…
    Gastrectomy Surgery: The Foods I Ate In The Three Weeks After Surgery
    Stomachless Lifestyle
    June 23, 2019

    Gastrectomy Surgery: The Foods I Ate In The Three Weeks After Surgery

    Gastrectomy surgery requires a delicate diet in the days following the surgery. Without a stomach, it is more difficult to digest certain foods. Plus, you will need to eat smaller meals. Therefore, to get enough calories, you…

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