Genetic Counseling Note: People who have a mutation in one of their two CDH1 gene copies have a syndrome called Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC). This syndrome increases the risk of developing stomach cancer in men and women, lobular breast cancer in women, and may be related to other types of cancer as well. People…

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In this podcast episode, Ellen interviews Johanna, who speaks about her and her family’s experience with gastric cancer, genetic testing and prophylactic surgeries. Johanna was 26 when she had her stomach prophylactically removed. She shares her decision making process and what the experience was like post-surgery. Johanna originally sought out genetic counseling due to her…

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