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GIST Stories

Patrice’s Fight Like a Girl Story (GIST)

I was recently diagnosed with gastrointestinal sarcoma tumor, aka GIST. Everything has an acronym nowadays! The original plan was to start me on a high dosage of Gleevac to shrink the tumor, which is in the small intestine area and is currently 7 cm. I had some problems with the …

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Victoria and Alan’s Power Story (Lupus and GIST)

Alan's Story (GIST)

I have Lupus and Scleroderma and my spouse has GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) stage 4. This is is a very rare cancer affecting the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. He was diagnosed in 2004 and the tumor was removed only for the cancer to return in 2006 and spread to …

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