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gastrointestinal stromal tumors

[gas-tro-in-TEST-uh-nul stro-muhl too-mers] also called GISTs. Tumors that grow from special cells on the gastrointestinal wall known as the interstitial cells of Cajal. Most GISTs start in the stomach or small intestine. These tumors may or may not be cancer. GIST cancers are very different from other more common types of GI tract cancers in treatment and outlook. See also gastrointestinal tract.

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causes of gastrointestinal stromal tumors and what you might be able to ...

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How are gastrointestinal stromal tumors treated?

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What's new in gastrointestinal stromal tumor research and ...

... tumor research and treatment? There has been a great deal of progress in
recent years, especially in treating gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs ...

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Signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

... Most gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) occur in the stomach ... cause
bleeding into the gastrointestinal (GI) tract ... Bleeding from the GI tract can be ...

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How are gastrointestinal stromal tumors staged?

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Can gastrointestinal stromal tumors be found early?

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Ablation and embolization to treat gastrointestinal stromal ...

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Detailed Guide

... treated? Surgery for gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Ablation and
embolization to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors; Targeted ...

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What are gastrointestinal stromal tumors?

... are discussed in the section, “How are gastrointestinal stromal tumors
diagnosed ... Other gastrointestinal tract cancers. ... cancers are rare in the GI tract. ...

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How are gastrointestinal stromal tumors diagnosed?

... can help determine whether a GI tumor is a ... cancer (see “How are
gastrointestinal stromal tumors staged ... These tumors do not release any known ...

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