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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

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If you have a gastrointestinal stromal tumor or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out all about gastrointestinal stromal tumors, including risk factors, symptoms, how they are found, and how they are treated.

Learn About Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Whether you’re worried about developing a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of gastrointestinal stromal tumors and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Treatment and Support

If you are facing a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing a gastrointestinal stromal tumor?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in the News

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Read about the latest developments in  gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

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