Everywhere you turn, the sights and sounds of the holiday season assail you. Before the Halloween candy is sorted and the Thanksgiving turkey is cold, we are reminded of what some call “the most [...]
Sharing health conditions with your employer can be a difficult yet important decision you may have to make. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a serious health condition recently or you may always have had [...]
Although breakthroughs in cancer treatment have contributed to longer survival rates, the reality is that sometimes treatments stop working, and a cure or remission is no longer possible. Referred to as advanced, terminal. or [...]
Dina Wiley, SoCal Group Leader On August 11, 2018, a group of GISTers in Southern California gathered informally to share knowledge, resources, and personal stories about their journeys with this rare disease. [...]
The loss of a loved one leaves a hole in our lives that cannot be filled. Each individual deals with his or her own grief process in their own way, but all of us share [...]
Danijel Romic with his 2 children Danijel Romic, a 34-year old GIST patient from Crikvenica in Croatia, was faced with a challenge. Diagnosed with GIST in 2014, he did not have access [...]
Many people love the warm sun, beaches, and gardens, but along with those beautiful summer days comes the threat of sun damage. What does this mean for GIST patients?
The Life Raft Group presented an informative webcast on Fertility, Pregnancy and GIST. Presented on March 30, 2017 Learn about: Impact of cancer treatment on fertility Options to preserve eggs and sperm [...]
Cancer. We all know someone who has it or we know someone who knows someone who has it. Either way, it’s a subject that is kind of taboo. Firstly, the majority of the population think when they first hear the big C-word is that you’re going to be bald, you only get cancer when you’re old and you probably (hopefully not) will die.
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.