Welcome to the No Stomach For Cancer Community Forum!

Uniting the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer comes in many forms. The NSFC Forum is one of the many ways to unite and support those who have been affected by stomach cancer.

Whether you are a patient, a survivor, a caregiver, or are at risk for any form of gastric cancer, including hereditary gastric cancer, you will find a real sense of community here.

People’s willingness to get involved, to share their stories and experiences, to support one another…this is how we are going to ultimately win the fight against stomach cancer.

Our goal is easy access and meaningful, productive exchanges, and we invite you to join the NSFC Forum.

If you have questions or encounter any technical difficulties, simply ask for Help. We’ll do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

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Getting Started
Start here to learn about our online community and begin to meet others.
Welcome!
Access the most frequently asked questions and view the forum rules.
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Introduce Yourself
Tell us about yourself, meet others and become a part of the NSFC community. Share your story about how stomach cancer has touched your life, or the life of someone you know.
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Worldwide Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Connect with others closer to home who have been affected by stomach cancer. Whether for support or to join forces with others choosing to take an active role in the fight...these are the connections that will move us toward the mission of NSFC: to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. The NSFC Community is a worldwide community. The following forums represent the six countries with the most active NSFC Community members at this time. We'll gladly add more.
Australia Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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Canada Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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India Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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New Zealand Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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United Kingdom Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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United States Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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Other Countries Stomach Cancer Support Connections
Introduce yourselves! Get connected! Support one another online or offline. Work together. Make a difference!
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Stomach Cancer
Sharing knowledge about stomach cancer is this group's purpose, as another community for support and resources.
Stomach Cancer Support - Anything & Everything
Wherever you fit in the stomach cancer story - newly diagnosed, seeking treatment information, learning to cope, whatever it may be - share information and support one another here.
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Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC)
From the first time you hear this term, through the long list of questions it triggers, this group will help you learn more as we all share our knowledge and experiences.
Am I At Risk? Genetic Testing
Chat with others as you digest the most current research consensus and using your family history and personal intuition to evalutate your risk and decide what you need. "How is it done?" From start to finish, share your experiences and / or questions about the genetic testing process.
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Newly Diagnosed...What Now? Tough Decisions, Treatment Options
Tough issues; screenings, surveillance, prophylactic gastrectomy. Exchange information, questions, research information for your doctors, and how to be your own (or your loved one’s) best advocate. This is the place to ask, respond, discuss, and find strength for difficult times as you plan your next steps.
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Lobular Breast Cancer Risks & Decisions with HDGC
Why is there so little information out there? Bring your own knowledge, resources, and questions to this forum, to help each other and also to bring new information to the scientific and medical communities.
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Total Gastrectomy (TG) Before & After
Discuss the various issues related to TG (the complete removal of the stomach.) Regardless of the reason for removal, we share many of the same challenges following surgery and adjusting to life without a stomach.
About Gastrectomy & Preparing for Surgery
A million questions, and a whole community of people who are living normally post "TG" (total gastrectomy). Here is the place to ask advice at every stage of the surgery: before, during hospitalization, and after.
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Life After Gastrectomy & The New Normal: Diet, Nutrition, & Managing Symptoms
"What?!? You can feel "normal" again?" Yes, you can! The burning question for those contemplating TG: How will my life change? Share how your life has changed - for better or for worse. Diet & nutrition are key to a successful pre-and-post-gastrectomy life, but another area where information is sparse. Chat here with others for their tips and advice. There is no question that's too simple (or stupid, or silly, or unimportant) to ask here!
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Pregnancy After Total Gastrectomy (TG)
Share experiences and challenges about pregnancy following TG. It's a difficult area to get guidance as it is not a common situation, but the questions are coming with increased frequency. Share your experiences here.
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Family, Friends & Caregivers
Share your challenges and experiences as a family member, friend or caregiver for those fighting stomach cancer, as well as those diagnosed with HDGC.
Being an advocate, & taking care of YOURSELF when your loved one has cancer
How to stay determined, focused, and informed as you care for your ill family member(s) and their needs. Talk with others about what they have learned along the way. You can also chat here about having family members with genetic risks and how to support them.Staying strong and healthy as a caregiver is so important, but so challenging. Caregivers understand this more than anyone else. Come here to share and offer mutual support and empathy.
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Dealing with Loss
The loss of a person you love who has had stomach cancer is tragic and can be even more profound when other family members are also at risk. And losing your beloved involves a journey which others can help to guide and support.
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