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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality. Visit our Contact Us Page
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Newly Diagnosed: First Steps to Take

People can be overwhelmed upon hearing the doctor tell you that you have cancer.  To help you answer common questions about cancer and feel more in control of your health, refer to this list below of information and resources.  It can help you learn about your diagnosis, find medical care and support, and get organized.

Learn About Your Diagnosis:

Read detailed information about your specific type of cancer or cancer-related syndrome, including a specialized list of questions to ask your doctor.

Find information and support.

Understand the meaning of the medical terms you may hear.

See drawings of the parts of the body where cancer can occur, including pictures of different stages of specific cancers.


Find Medical Care:

Learn more about choosing an oncologist.

Search for an oncologist in your area.

Find information on selecting where to receive your cancer treatment.

Learn more about the importance of seeking a second opinion.

Find out more about becoming comfortable with making decisions about your cancer care and treatment.

Understand how research studies/clinical trials may be an option for your treatment, what patient safety measures are in place, how to find a clinical trial, and the importance of learning these things immediately upon diagnosis so you are not disqualified from a clinical trial because you already began your treatment.

 

Find Support and Get Organized:

Learn what emotional and social effects are possible with a cancer diagnosis, along with coping strategies.

Find out how you can become more active in managing your cancer care.

Understand the costs associated with cancer care, including tips on managing costs and locating financial assistance.

Find online or telephone support programs.

Learn how to keep a complete record of your medical care and the importance of doing so.

Download the free Cancer.Net Mobile app for your smartphone to get portable cancer information, track your side effects, save information about your prescriptions, and record answers to your personalized list of questions.

Find any other additional information and support you need and that is right for you.

Stomach Cancer Brochure

To learn more about this topic and other stomach cancer topics, simply click below to download our new Debbie's Dream Foundation Stomach Cancer Brochure which was developed in conjunction with Lilly Oncology or contact our office to request that a free copy be mailed to you.  You can also contact our office to request a free Mentor be assigned to you through our Patient Resource Education Program (PREP).  We are here for you!

Patient Journal Inserts

Click on the links below to print out additional copies of the following inserts:

My Important Contact Information Insert

My Medications/Supplements Insert

My Thoughts Today Insert

Disclaimer

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer ("DDF") is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. DDF may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to stomach cancer, but DDF does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. In addition, please note that any personal information you provide to DDF's associates during telephone and/or email communications may be stored and used to help DDF achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, stomach cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform DDF programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future stomach cancer research and treatment efforts. DDF will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.

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