Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Patient Stories

  • Louis Fantacone

    Louis Fantacone

    Stomach Cancer

    Many people would have a lot to complain about if they walked in Lou Fantacone's shoes. In 1958, while Christmas shopping, Lou's wife was killed in an automobile accident. She was 28 at the time. Lou was left alone to care for his 3 children, ages 2, 5 and 7. He worked as a machinist until he retired in 1988. "I've got nothing to complain about. I am blessed with 3 kids -- and a couple grandkids," said Lou. When it came time for Lou to deal with a diagnosis of cancer, he kept his word and did not complain.

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  • Barry Thomas

    Barry Thomas

    After losing his first wife to breast cancer, Barry Thomas was diagnosed with cancer twice. A patient at Fox Chase Cancer Center since 2003, he considers his team of doctors to be extraordinary.  “I’ve had two surgeries, tests and scans, follow-ups and have attended support groups at Fox Chase for 13 years. Through these experiences I feel very confident at Fox Chase,” he says.

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  • Charles Wormington

    Charles Wormington

    Gastric Cancer

    Doctors don't always make the best patients. But in the case of Dr. Charles Wormington, a specialist in ophthalmic lasers who received his PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and his OD degree from the New England College of Optometry, nothing could be further from the truth.

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