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GIST and Gleevec

auzie100's picture
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Joined: Jan 2005

Does anyone have or had Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors?

UberJumper's picture
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Joined: Jan 2005

I did. I did not have Gleevac after surgery to remove the tumour.

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Joined: Jul 2005

I was browsing and ran across your message. We belong to GIST Support at www.gistsupport.org and have found incredible knowledge and understanding at their list site peach.ease.lsoft.com/archives/gistsupport.html Hope this helps. LisaLinda

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Joined: Jan 2007

Had a 10 pounder removed in '05. By the middle of '06 my abdomen was full of tumors again. My new oncologist put me on Gleevec. Within one month I could feel the tumors shrinking. I've been on Gleevec for 5 months now. Very few if any side effects. I go in next week for first CT since starting chemo. As far as drugs for cancer goes, this seems to be one of the easiest to get through.

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