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BY Emily Aldrich

When I learned six years ago that I carry a genetic mutation called CDH1, my initial response was anger. I had just gotten married, and my husband and I were looking forward to starting a family. That discovery put a serious monkey wrench in our plans.

But the mutation was bad news not only because it significantly increased my own risk of developing breast and stomach cancers. It also meant that any children we might have could...

Stomach cancer survivor Emily Aldrich touches her pregnant stomach

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In cancer, there are often large-scale deletions, rearrangements or other disruptions to our genetic information, which lead to a phenomenon...

BY Emily Aldrich

In 2014, I learned that I carry a genetic mutation called CDH1, which markedly increases my risk of developing breast and stomach cancers....

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Faye Hood was training for a half-marathon in 2017, when the active then-70-year-old received a stomach cancer diagnosis.

While she put her half-marathon goals on hold for stomach cancer treatment, she knew it was exercise that helped her stay otherwise healthy and made her a strong candidate for an aggressive clinical trial involving heated chemotherapy -- also called hyperthermic intraperitoneal perfusion with chemotherapy (HIPEC...

Stomach cancer survivor Faye Hood

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

For 78-year-old widower Do Lee, the hardest part of having stomach cancer wasn’t chemotherapy, radiation or even learning to eat again after...

BY Hans Rueffert

When you first come to MD Anderson, you may be so overwhelmed that you have a real sense of urgency when you get here. Maybe you feel like...

BY Hans Rueffert

The connection between what we eat and how we feel is so elementary, yet for some reason we forget or push it to the side.

But as a...

BY Megan Maisel

Marne Shafer thought her running days were behind her after she received a total gastrectomy, a surgical removal of the stomach and nearby...