At age 63, Minan thought she was dealing with a case of acid reflux, which wasn’t uncommon for her. Even with medication, the reflux worsened and Minan Corby knew she had to seek a professional opinion.
Her blood work showed that she had an infection of Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria that causes ulcers. But even after treatment the pain didn’t go away, so she had an endoscopy where they found a tumor. After the biopsy, she was told she had stomach cancer. She sought out a second opinion for her treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Minan shares her story about discovering she had gastric cancer and her experience at The Johns Hopkins Gastric Cancer Center.
Gastric Cancer: Minan’s Story
Stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, although it is less common in the U.S. Rates of stomach cancer in Korea and Japan—and in Korean Americans and Japanese Americans—are significantly higher than for people of other countries and backgrounds. If something doesn’t feel right, have it checked out by a physician.
About Our Gastric Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins Gastric Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary center that includes experts from gastroenterology, surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology who all work together to develop the best plan of treatment for each individual patient.
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For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Gastric Cancer Center at 443-997-GAST (4278).