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Have you ever heard of gist cancer? It's supposed to be some stomach or intestinal cancer?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: GIST stands for

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It comes from neuroendocrine cells in the stomach or intestines.

In brief: GIST stands for

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It comes from neuroendocrine cells in the stomach or intestines.
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Sure.

It is a stromal/mesenchymal cancer that most often located in the stomach and small bowel, but can occur in any portion of the alimentary tract including occasionally in the omentum, mesentery, and peritoneum.
Surgical resection to cure it in early stage- followed by Gleevec (imatinib) if indicated. In metastatic disease- treatment would be gleevec, (imatinib) removal of metastasis if possible etc. D/w oncologist.

In brief: Sure.

It is a stromal/mesenchymal cancer that most often located in the stomach and small bowel, but can occur in any portion of the alimentary tract including occasionally in the omentum, mesentery, and peritoneum.
Surgical resection to cure it in early stage- followed by Gleevec (imatinib) if indicated. In metastatic disease- treatment would be gleevec, (imatinib) removal of metastasis if possible etc. D/w oncologist.
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