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Resources For Cancer Patients And Caregivers

Comprehensive resources for cancer patients and caregivers can be found on Patient Resource’s website. This is valuable information, not only for GIST patients, but also for those who may have friends and loved ones with other diagnoses.

By |2018-09-12T16:11:54-04:00August 29th, 2014|Coping with GIST, GIST Education, News, Patient Support|

Cancer and Intimacy: Nurturing Relationships

All relationships have to weather storms, but when a couple faces the challenges of cancer treatment, intimacy can suffer. Intimacy can be difficult for any couple, but cancer and intimacy can be an even larger obstacle.

By |2019-09-20T14:40:40-04:00August 25th, 2014|Coping with GIST, News, Patient Support|

Writing to Fight GIST – The Pen Is a Mighty Weapon Against Stress

Living with GIST can be stressful. There are many coping mechanisms to deal with chronic disease, but one that you may not have used in the past is one that others coping with stress have found enormously helpful: writing.

By |2019-09-20T15:02:08-04:00July 25th, 2014|Coping with GIST, News, Patient Support|

Living with ostomy: One LRG member’s story

Charlie Burke has developed a thick skin when it comes to cancer. After surviving bouts with colorectal, thyroid and skin cancers, he was well acquainted with the routine of doctor’s appointments, hospital visits, surgeries and regular treatment that accompany disease by the time a GIST tumor was discovered in his colon. However, as any of our members will tell you, GIST comes with its own unique lexicon to master and set of challenges to overcome.

By |2019-09-20T11:24:54-04:00July 2nd, 2014|Coping with GIST, GIST Education, Member Stories, News, Surgery|