- McHenry, IL
- Member Since Aug 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Survivor: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), Small Intestine Cancer
- Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 45
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CKrewer shared an experience
Procedure or Surgery (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!