Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor – GIST

  • 1. What is Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary Gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancer (GIST) begins in specialized nerve cells present in the digestive system walls. GIST develops due to the specific change in the DNA of one of the cells that control such digestive processes as food through the intestines. The gastrointestin...
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  • 2. Statistics of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare type of tumor accounting for less than 1% of all gastrointestinal tumors. Around 4,000 to 6,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed with GIST every year. Around 60% of GISTs begin in the stomach, 35% develop in the small i...
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  • 3. Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. Some of the common risk factors that develop the risk of gastrointestinal stromal tumor include age (older than...
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  • 4. Prevention of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour
  • The only risk factors known for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is older age and specific rare, inherited genetic syndromes that cannot be changed. There are no known environmental or lifestyle-related causes of GISTs, so currently, we do not see any way to protect against these cancers ​...
  • 5. Sign and Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary Gastrointestinal stromal tumor is diagnosed based on their symptoms. So, the signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal stromal tumor experienced by the individuals help describe a medical problem. Some of the common symptom of gastrointestinal stromal tumor include the pain or dis...
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  • 6. Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available for gastrointestinal stromal tumor diagnosis development, depending on signs and symptoms, age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsies are the diagnostic approaches for eye can...
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  • 7. Stage of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary The stage of gastrointestinal stromal tumor help determine the tumor’s location and metastasis. The staging system of eyelid cancer uses diagnostic tests. A TNM staging system does not identify the different stage of gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Instead, doctors see differ...
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  • 8. Types of Treatment for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary Treatment recommendations depend upon the size, grade, and type of tumor, metastasis, possible side effects, and patient’s preferences and overall health. The significant factors contributing to determining the best treatment involve the size of the tumors, number of dividing...
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  • 9. Clinical Trials for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Clinical trials and Benefits Clinical trials have various elements such as the evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments. The latest approaches to surgery and therapies make clinical trials a better option for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Treatments ...
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  • 10. Latest Research on Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary Several research studies are conducted to gain more information about the gastrointestinal stromal tumor, related prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatment options. Research continues to find new drugs for treating gastrointestinal stromal ...
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  • 11. Coping up with Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary The gastrointestinal stromal tumor treatments can cause various side effects and changes to the body of the patient. The results of treatment are different for different patients. Sometimes a particular treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition can have differe...
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  • 12. Follow-up care for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Follow-up care for gastrointestinal stromal tumors refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the overall health of the patient. Both medical and phys...
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  • 13. Survivorship for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. The patients under treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are referred to as the cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects o...
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  • 14. Questions to ask healthcare about Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour
  • Questions to ask after a diagnosis Questions to ask after a diagnosis about Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour What type of cancer do I have?Which part of the body has the tumour affected?Is the tumour cancerous?What does a grade mean? And what is the grade of my tumour?Can you explain my patho...
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  • 15. Additional Resources for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour
  • Resources for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Here are the link : https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gisthttps://www.cancer.org/cancer/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor/treating.htmlhttps://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors/cdc...