100 Questions & Answers About Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)Authors: Marina Symcox, PhD, George D. Demetri, MD, Ronald DeMatteo, MD
With authoritative and practical answers to health-related questions.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are rare with about 4,000 to 6,000 cases diagnosed each year. Receiving the diagnosis from your doctor can be terrifying and overwhelming. What is GIST? What are the treatment options? What are the sources of support? Whether you’re a newly diagnosed GI Stromal patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Concise, and easy-to-read
Provides both the patient and health professional’s perspective on the non-professional caregiver caring for a cancer patient
Authoritative and practical answers to questions about treatment options, quality of life, caregiving, sources of support, and more
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Basic Science of GISTs
Part 2: Risk Factors, Testing and Diagnosis of GIST
Part 3: Coping with the Diagnosis of GIST
Part 4: Treatment of Primary Localized GISTs
Part 5: Treating Metastatic GIST Tumors
Part 6: Other Treatment Options
Part 7: Decisions at End of Life
Part 8: The Informed Patient