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Updated: 07/15/2013 5:20 PM
Created: 07/15/2013 10:56 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Jennie Olson

WEB EXTRA: About Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

Seven people in one Minnesota family made the risky decision to have their entire stomachs removed after learning they have a rare genetic condition that causes potentially deadly stomach cancer.

The family suffers from hereditary diffused gastric cancer, a condition caused by mutations in the CDH1 gene.

We’ve compiled more information about the condition and what you need to know about stomach cancer:

About Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

What is the CDH1 gene?

No Stomach for Cancer: Supporting Research and Empowering Families

Other Inherited Cancer Syndromes with Increased Risk for Gastric Cancer

Other Types of Stomach Cancer


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