Risk Factors of GIST & Prevention

The only known risk factors for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are:

  • age (commonly over 50 years old, rare under 40 years old)
  • certain rare
  • genetic factor

None of them cant be changed. At this time scientists do not know of any way to protect against GIST cancers.

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