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Nutrition – Absorbing Nutrients After Surgery

The digestive system is a group of organs that work together to feed the entire body by converting food into energy and basic nutrients. Food is ingested through the mouth; passed through the esophagus into the stomach; and filtered through the small intestine, pancreas and liver. Based on its particular function, each organ contributes in different ways to turn the food we eat into the nutrients we need.

By |2020-04-09T10:23:16-04:00April 8th, 2016|Coping with GIST, Integrative Medicine, Newsletter, Nutrition|

How To S.T.O.P. Caregiver Burnout

According to a 2015 report by the  National Alliance of Caregivers, approximately 43.5 million adults in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult or child in 2015. Caregivers come from diverse demographic [...]

By |2019-10-31T13:38:50-04:00February 10th, 2016|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, News, Newsletter|

Regorafenib-Related Hand-Foot Skin Reaction

A recent comprehensive review of the literature of the PubMed database and of the clinical experiences of oncologists and dermatologists concerning patients with regorafenib (Stivarga) related hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR) was published in the [...]

By |2019-10-31T13:40:24-04:00June 26th, 2015|Coping with GIST, News, Side Effects|

Dr. Monica Anderson: Inspirational Survivor

Interviewing Dr. Monica “mOe” Anderson is like having a cup of tea with a friend with all the requisite perks: laughter, sharing of life philosophies and sound advice, and mutual respect. Dr. Anderson is [...]

By |2018-10-25T10:21:26-04:00February 4th, 2015|Coping with GIST, Member Stories, Newly Diagnosed, News|

Virtual roundtable about GIST with Jerry Call

Jerry Call, Science Director On Wednesday, September 17, the Life Raft Group hosted “Virtual Roundtable with Jerry Call,” the second session in its Virtual Roundtable series. The live Q&A with the LRG [...]

By |2019-10-31T13:42:04-04:00October 24th, 2014|Coping with GIST, Events, GIST Education, News|

Meditation Can Be a Powerful Tool for Relieving Anxiety for Cancer Patients

Meditation has been used for centuries to relax the body and calm the mind. For cancer patients, it can be a powerful tool to help alleviate the fears and anxieties that accompany a cancer diagnosis.

By |2020-04-14T15:05:08-04:00September 12th, 2014|Coping with GIST, News, Patient Support|