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Adenocarcinomas

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer, Lauren’s Story | CDH1 Genetic Mutation

Lauren Chaisson, Stomach Cancer Stage 1, CDH1 Mutation



Cancer details: CDH1 mutation led to “hereditary diffuse gastric cancer” (HDGC)
HDCG cancer risks: 
“Frequently, HDGC-related cancers develop in individuals before the age of 50” (NIH)
Treatments: 
Total gastrectomy (surgery to remove whole stomach)

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)

Sarcoma: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) | Louis’ Story

Louis Da Silva, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)



Cancer details: Tumors that start in wall of digestive tract or gastrointestinal (GI) tract
1st Symptoms: Feeling the need for constant urination
Treatment: Surgery to take out the tumor, maintenance chemotherapy (3 years)