The Marketing, Scarcity, Rising Costs and Future of Vitamin B12

1ml bottlesIt is said that every person reacts differently and recovers differently after having a total gastrectomy (TG). But something that we all have in common is malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, which people experience to varying degrees. And one problem … Read More…


No Stomach For Cancer Community In Action

Grafton students just prior to 'the one hundred' eventThe past month has been a whirlwind on many levels. I am a high school English teacher, so the typical end of the year busyness accounted for some of that. Also, because Grafton, the town in Massachusetts where I teach, … Read More…


Medical Students Learn About Hereditary Stomach Cancer at Philadelphia Teaching Hospital

Fourth year medical students at Thomas Jefferson University are given real-world insight into the minds of genetic cancer patients as part of their class, Scientific Foundation of Clinical Medicine. The class teaches students about the integration of science into patient … Read More…


When the Time of Your Life Brings the Fight of Your Life

One of the most grim facts about Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) is that the average age of onset is 38. Although stomach cancer of all kinds is now being seen in people at younger and younger ages, the most … Read More…


Did you Go Bald?

Be Bold Be BaldDear NSFC Be Bold Be Bald Baldies,

Wow…thank you! We were recently informed by Small Army For A Cause, the folks who put together the nationwide fundraiser Be Bold Be Bald held this past October, that participants from all across the … Read More…


Getting the Goods: Great Gifts for Gastrectomy Patients

Almonds

It’s the season of giving. For people who have lost a stomach, many changes are in order for their everyday lives. It can be a very difficult time both physically and mentally. Here are some ideas for gifts that are … Read More…


the one hundred

By Elizabeth A. Lambert, No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. board member

 

Beth and Karen, the one hundred

One week ago today, I had the very humbling experience to attend “the one hundred,” an event/fundraiser sponsored by the Cancer Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; it recognizes … Read More…


Non-Believer

By Brian Chelcun

Today I met my first nonbeliever.  Someone who hadn’t seen me around in a while, and asked where I’d been.  ‘Oh, I was out of the office for a while, I had to have surgery….’

Non-Believer: Oh … Read More…


What do you mean, the Other Brain?

By Brian Chelcun

Why don’t I feel normal? I know it’s still early, but I thought that once I started doing normal things – eating, working, going out – that I would feel like I was getting into my routine, … Read More…


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