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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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Risk Factors

The primary risk factors for stomach cancer are:

• Infection with a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) which is associated with gastric and duodenal ulcers, as well as with chronic dyspepsia (indigestion) . The bacteria live in the lining of the stomach and cause chronic inflammation which leads over time to changes in the stomach cells. Most people with stomach cancer have been infected with helicobacter, but only a small number of those who are infected progress to developing ulcers or cancer.

• Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease in which the stomach does not produce the protein necessary for Vitamin B-12 absorption. This condition has also been linked to stomach cancer.

• Being of Asian descent although the incidence of stomach cancer declines sharply in the second and third generation Japanese and Chinese immigrants to the United States

• Being of African or Hispanic Origin

• Having grown up in a lower socioeconomic environment

• Diets heavy in salt, smoked, or preserved foods, or low in fruits and vegetables

• Smoking and tobacco use

• Advanced age

• Male gender

Genetic factors including hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, familial adenomatous polyposis, and Peutz Jeghers syndrome all predispose people to stomach cancer. Click below to learn more.

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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