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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Find out how GISTs are tested for, diagnosed, and staged.

Detection and Diagnosis

Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that is not always the case.

Stages and Outlook (Prognosis)

After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and anticipated response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.