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 ​1​.


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    Lanke G, Lee JH. How best to manage gastrointestinal stromal tumor. WJCO. Published online 2017:135. doi:10.5306/wjco.v8.i2.135