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Living with a GIST, or gastrointestinal stromal tumor, can bring about a number of questions. It’s normal to wonder what exactly the condition is, as well as what the typical outcomes are and how the tumor can be treated.
Because GISTs are relatively uncommon, many people who are diagnosed with the condition are unsure where to turn for advice. A one-on-one discussion with an oncologist specializing in GISTs is always the best way to get information, but medical journals, reputable websites and supportive care providers can be valuable resources as well. The following GIST articles may also help:
- Does the need for GIST surgery depend on where my tumor is found?
- What is a gastrointestinal stromal tumor?
- Four ways to prepare for GIST treatment
- Where do GIST tumors metastasize?
- What are the side effects of targeted therapy for GIST?
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we encourage our patients to ask any and all questions they might have. Our oncologists can provide individualized recommendations and guidance at every step of the way, empowering our patients to make informed decisions about their treatment.
If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss with an experienced oncologist in Moffitt’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, you can request a consultation with or without a physician’s referral. To request an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online.