• GIST patient post-surgery, beginning Gleevec

    Asked by BarbarainBham on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    GIST patient post-surgery, beginning Gleevec

    Does depression, moodiness, or fatigue sound like a symptom of GIST, or maybe just a temporary reaction to a path report of positive margins? (Wondering if I'm able to work)

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and I have attached information about Sutent. The number one side effect is fatigue. I think that your reaction could be causing your issues. GIST is a disease that arises from a mutation on the 4th chromosome called KIT. The site the link comes from is called Chemocare and it is free to join and a useful tool to bookmark. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 5 years ago
    • PerryLowell's Avatar

      All of those things I experienced, but I think they were due to the diagnosis and emotional reaction, not the GIST itself. Gleevec certainly doesn't help the fatigue, but I find it pretty tolerable. How're you doing?


      about 5 years ago

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