About Johanna Chelcun

Johanna Chelcun is a Physician Assistant who lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Johanna tested positive for a CDH-1 gene mutation in 2008 after her dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She had a prophylactic gastrectomy in December 2010.

Thanksgiving Memories

Dad in the kitchen making a Thanksgiving turkey (circa 1990's)

Thanksgiving was always my Dad’s special holiday. For as long as I can remember, on Thanksgiving day he would be up early preparing the turkey, mixing the gravy, mashing the … Read More...


Choosing a Surgeon: Ten questions to ask

By Johanna Chelcun, MHS, PA-C and Karen Chelcun Schreiber

 For those of us considering undergoing a prophylactic TG, here are some questions you should consider asking your potential surgeon.  It won’t be easy to fit all of these questions into … Read More...


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