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2015 Annual Report – Patient Support and Education

Patient support and education is a vital part of the LRG’s mission. In 2015, we expanded our reach with four GIST Days of Learning (GDOLs) held in San Diego and Orange County, California, Chicago [...]

By |2019-06-03T16:18:17-04:00October 6th, 2016|Annual Report, GIST Education, Patient Support|

Becoming a “Patient Champion”: Strategies for Caregivers

Navigating the waters of medical treatment can be not only confusing, but also potentially deadly. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one in seven Medicare patients in hospitals experiences a medical error. [...]

By |2018-10-30T09:52:54-04:00April 8th, 2016|Newsletter, Patient Support, Survival Strategies|

Henzo Kenya Holds Psychological Support and Wellness Conference

Henzo Kenya,  the CML and GIST support organization in Kenya, Africa held a conference at the Nairobi Hospital in the New Lecture Theatre Hall on Psychological Support and Wellness for [...]

By |2018-11-01T15:48:45-04:00November 3rd, 2015|Events, GIST Education, News, Patient Support|

Your Pathology Report: the Key to Understanding Your GIST

After the diagnosis of GIST, a patient should take important steps to learn more about their particular disease so that they may find optimal care and treatment. This can be a very challenging and sometimes overwhelming task. Getting a copy of the surgical pathology report is one of those steps.

By |2019-11-08T13:26:29-05:00October 16th, 2015|News, Patient Support|

Logistic Toxicity: A Concern for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming for both the patient and their caregivers. There is so much to absorb: the emotions, the drastic change in priorities and lifestyle, the treatments required, the financial burden. In [...]

By |2018-11-05T15:01:44-05:00August 31st, 2015|Advocacy, News, Patient Support|