Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Treatment

Key Points

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Genetic factors can increase the risk of having a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
  • Signs of gastrointestinal stromal tumors include blood in the stool or vomit.
  • Tests that examine the GI tract are used to detect (find) and diagnose gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
  • Very small GISTs are common.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
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