WEB EXTRA: About Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

Updated: 07/15/2013 5:20 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

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