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What can I do to make sure I'm getting the best treatment for a gastrointestinal-stromal tumor?

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  • Take an active role in your treatment for a gastrointestinal-stromal tumor and work closely with the medical team. The following activities can help you take control of your treatment: Asking questions
  • Doing research
  • Getting second or third opinions if necessary
  • Finding support from others who have gastrointestinal-stromal tumor s
  • Locating gastrointestinal-stromal tumor support groups.
  • Connecting with others online who have a gastrointestinal-stromal tumor

From: GIST: Frequently Asked Questions WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

GSI. GIST Support International.

Demetri, G. . Published online July 6, 2007. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Demetri, G. . (Update to above). Published 2010. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

American Cancer Society.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gleevec Prescribing Information.  

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES:

GSI. GIST Support International.

Demetri, G. . Published online July 6, 2007. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Demetri, G. . (Update to above). Published 2010. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

American Cancer Society.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gleevec Prescribing Information.  

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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