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BY Danielle Underferth

Most stomach cancers are caused by bacteria called helicobacter pylori or H. pylori. Having H. pylori doesn’t mean you’ll get stomach cancer, but it does increase your risk.

We talked to Patrick Lynch, M.D., a gastroenterologist in Internal Medicine, about H. pylori and other stomach cancer risk factors, how to recognize symptoms and what you can do to reduce your chances of developing this disease.

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illustration of female clinicians inspecting a stomach, with floating microbes and medicine vials

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Stomach and esophageal cancers are diagnosed in more than 40,000 people each year in the U.S. Most of these cases aren’t detected until the...

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...

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...