Thanks, Judith! Info on the cancer center in NJ, Debra's organization, and her doc at MD Anderson is really helpful. I am meeting a surgical onc at IU Simon Cancer Center in a few weeks who is the only surgeon in town qualified in debulking & HIPEC. Unfortunately she did not train at Sloan-Kettering or institution of similar caliber. The consult is just a meet-and-greet in case of a recurrence. I have faith that I will not need her or anyone else's services going forward...in an act of that faith I had my port removed yesterday! (suggested by my onc the week prior)
Just curious, do you have a feel for the difference between cantstomachcancer and nostomachforcancer? They seem to have similar missions.
Since you seem to have an interest in CAM per your post below, I would like you to know that almost since the time of my diagnosis, I have regularly taken Graviola (see Sloan-K's herbal info sheet), and also have added AHCC. Mangosteen is raved about by people my in-laws know for its protective effects against chemo (also on Sloan-K website).
I've found the big-selling book "Anti-Cancer" to be interesting and informative, although the anti-cancer diet can be problematic for gastric cancer patients struggling to maintain weight. Just like everything else, you have to take the advice that is most convincing to you, and adapt it to your case.
I should really add this info to my profile here!