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

GIST stands for. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It comes from neuroendocrine cells in the stomach or intestines.
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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Can a person have a stomach or intestinal cancer that only causes pain during and after eating? If so, why?

Many possibilities. The type of pain during and after eating may help point to a cause, however cancer would be an unusual cause for this sort of pain. More likely causes include: gallstones, food allergies, esophageal spasm, vascular insufficiency, partial obstruction/blockage, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. You should see a gastroenterologist for additional studies. Read more...

Does stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span?

Can. All cancers of any type, especially if larger or spreading, can reduce a person's life expectancy. Read more...

Could stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span or anything?

Yes. In fact, untreated each of these is certain to kill you. If you have been told to have a cancer workup or have a cancer diagnosis, please educate yourself and comply with directions, seeking a second opinion if you have doubts about your practitioner. Read more...

What are symptoms of stomach cancer? Or intestinal cancer?

Wide range from... none at all to: nausea, vomiting, persistent indigestion, pain anywhere in abdomen/pelvis, poor appetite, weight loss, bleeding from above or below, back pain, urinary complaints, fever, abdominal distension/bloat; jaundice (eyes turn yellow); other. Unlikely to occur in a 25 year old. Read more...
GI cancer symptoms. Traditionally, I lecture my medical students to pick up on "alarm symptoms" that make us consider further testing for cancer. - Early satiety (getting full easily) - Unexplained weight loss - Difficulty swallowing - Vomiting of blood However, please also keep in mind that gastric cancer and small bowel cancer are very rare in your age group. Symptoms may just indicate a need for more tests. Read more...