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

Survivor: Stomach Cancer > Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 30

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    • mnwampler
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Str...
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    I battled with Anemia through my whole process. The worst was the last two months of treatment. I had to receive Neupogen shots. Those shots saved my life, but were horrible.

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    • mnwampler
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Str...
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    It's hard being 25 without hair. Talk about low self-esteem. I have been off of treatment for six months, my hair is to my ears. I will never take advantage of the emotional attachment to my locks.

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    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Str...
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Every single day, 24/7. I lost 40lbs while being on treatment for a year.

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    • mnwampler
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Str...
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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