Stomach cancer is much less common and much more treatable today thanks to improvements in public health, screening, and treatments. In recognition of Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, we share key things to know about the disease, including treatment options and support to help you navigate a stomach cancer diagnosis.
The Cancer Support Community and Debbie’s Dream Foundation Launch New Registry for People with Stomach Cancer.
Gastric cancers, meaning those that originate in the stomach, esophagus or the junctions of these two organs, account for 37,600 cancer diagnoses in the United...
The Advisory Board grew silent as one of the caregivers told his story. It was the first meeting of the group the Cancer Support Community brought together to plan the new Stomach Cancer program for the Cancer Experience Registry. He was young, nice looking, straight forward--but the pain and futility of his beautiful wife’s illness and death from stomach cancer was clear as he spoke. The doctors in the group listened and stressed the urgent need for new therapies to improve the prognosis, but we all came away from that meeting with a deeply increased understanding of the importance of connecting to the community of people impacted by stomach cancer (also known as gastric cancer) -- and giving them a voice.