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In three years’ time (2001-04), Rose Evans witnessed the deaths of four family members. They all had had stomach cancer. Genetic testing revealed that all four — her father, her sister, and two of her aunts (her fathers’ sisters) — had a mutation of the CDH1 gene. In 1960, her paternal grandmother had also died from stomach cancer at the age of 57. After testing positive for the gene in 2006 (at the age of 42), Rose was the first in her family to have her stomach removed to prevent diffuse gastric cancer. Rose shares her family story In the genes….