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Welcome Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
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
(954) 475-1200 Office
(855) 475-1200 Toll Free Hotline
DDF Patient Resource Education Program (PREP)

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer offers many stomach cancer support services through our free Patient Resource Education Program (PREP). Upon receiving a stomach cancer diagnosis, patients, families, and caregivers complete a Resource Inquiry Form.  They are then directed to a Mentor who can help them understand the diagnosis, staging, treatment options, clinical trials, side effect management, research, management of the disease, and more including connecting them with the world's leading stomach cancer doctors to receive the best care available. Mentors share their stories, tips, advice, and concerns with each other and you will not be alone in your fight.

Click below to complete the Resource Inquiry Form.

PREP Mentors - Read the below Story About One of Our Dedicated PREP Mentors

Why I Love Being a PREP Mentor for Debbie's Dream Foundation!

"When I was first diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer five years ago, I found it so difficult to find any information about my struggles with the gastric cancer let alone any information concerning the disease in younger people. It was nonexistent. Most things on the internet were so discouraging but I had it in my mind that I was going to survive. That was the type of information I wanted and needed... survivor's stories. If I could only find someone who had been through Stage IV Stomach Cancer and survived...where was that information?

When I found Debbie's Dream Foundation and became a Patient Resource Education Program (PREP) Mentor, I began speaking to other stage IV stomach cancer patients, their families and caregivers.  I became the resource for them that I didn't have. I love being able to give back to others what was not given to me in my time of need. It gives me a sense of purpose and gives others a reason for hope. I show others that you don't have to listen to the odds and the statistics. Stage IV is a label, a phrase.. Not a way of life or necessarily a death sentence. Nothing is better than hearing a "smile" in a patient or caregivers voice after they speak with me. People are so thrilled with the hope that we can share as mentors and that is an incredible feeling!"

Melani Vincelli, Stage IV Stomach Cancer Survivor,
DDF New Jersey South Chapter Founder & PREP Mentor

PREP Program Lecture Library

In addition, DDF offers a library of lectures about a stomach cancer diagnosis given by world renowned stomach cancer doctors, researchers, and healthcare providers including the following topics:

• Stomach Cancer in general
• Surgical Options
• Clinical Trials
• Integrative Medicine
• Chemotherapy and Managing Side Effects
• Radiation
• Genetics

To watch the DDF Stomach Cancer Patient Education Symposia lectures click on the link below:

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FREE Services

All PREP services are provided at no cost. Contact can also be made with us by email at Patient.Resource@DebbiesDream.org.

Debbie's Dream Foundation does NOT provide the following services:
Give medical advice (i.e. give a treatment recommendation).
Practice medicine (i.e. order tests, make a diagnosis, prescribe medications and administer actual treatment)
Interact with health insurance companies
Schedule physician appointments

Thank you to Genentech, Eli Lilly, and 1000+ Club who generously support our Patient Resource Education Program.

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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