Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Tips

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Tips

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Tips

Stivarga Approved for Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (March 12, 2013)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of Stivarga® (regorafenib)to treat patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that cannot be surgically removed... Continue Reading

Anemia: A Manageable Side Effect Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (October 25, 2011)

Anemia, one of the most common side effects associated with cancer, affects over 60 percent of cancer patients. Anemia may occur as either a direct result of the cancer or, more commonly, as a side effect... Continue Reading

Preparing for Surgery (June 22, 2011)

You can help ensure that your surgery and recovery go smoothly and that you have the best outcome possible by preparing yourself ahead of time. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and comfortable and... Continue Reading

Know the Signs of Depression in Cancer Patients (April 7, 2011)

Because a significant number of cancer patients—an estimated 25 percent—experience major depression at some point during their illness, recognizing the signs of depression among patients is a critical... Continue Reading

Managing a Rare Cancer Diagnosis (November 18, 2009)

Managing a rare cancer diagnosis presents unique challenges. One survivor shares her tips for navigating the sometimes-murky waters. By Phyllis A. Domm, with Ashley and Chris Laub On January 7, I became... Continue Reading

What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer (November 18, 2009)

 If you have children in your life, you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine. There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer,... Continue Reading

Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (October 2, 2006)

Overview Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are relatively rare cancers that originate in the cells of Cajal, which are specialized cells lining the digestive tract responsible for initiating the... Continue Reading

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