Get 100 Questions & Answers About Gastrointestinal Stromal PDF

By Ronald DeMatteo

ISBN-10: 0763738387

ISBN-13: 9780763738389

ISBN-10: 1429492538

ISBN-13: 9781429492539

No matter if you are a newly clinically determined GI Stromal sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this publication deals support. the single textual content to supply the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) supplies authoritative, functional solutions for your questions about treatment plans, post-treatment caliber of existence, resources of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. This ebook is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary sickness.

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Currently then, an individual cannot do anything special to lessen the chance of developing a GIST. 14. What are the genetic risk factors for GIST? Are my children are at a higher risk for getting cancer because of my diagnosis? Only a few rare genetic syndromes, such as neurofibromatosis, are associated with GIST. The chance of your children developing GIST is extremely small. Only about a dozen families in the world have been reported to have GISTs in multiple family members. Thus, nearly all patients with GIST develop the tumor spontaneously and do not inherit it from their parents.

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