CKrewer's Journey with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)...

Survivor: Small Intestine Cancer > Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 46

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    • CKrewer
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Strom...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a 17cm tumor removed from my small intestine. Had issues with my surgery site. Other than that, my body reacted well to the drug (Gleevec) and I have minimal side effects now. I take 400mg of Gleevec daily with food (without food makes me very nauseous). I go to the doctor on Aug16th to see if I made 2 years cancer free!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • CKrewer
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Strom...
    over 4 years ago
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    Targeted Therapy Drug

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Gleevec 400mg pill once daily

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • CKrewer
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Strom...
    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    2 years cancer free

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