Jun 29, 2010 - 11:15 pm
My husband is a Vietnam veteran. He was diagnosed with GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor)in August 2009, had surgery on September 11, 2009. Surgeon removed thirty percent of his stomach and fifteen percent of his liver. He was put on a drug called GLEEVEC. Five and a half months later, and this GIST has returned. One last drug, called Sutent to try and shrink this soft tissue sarcoma. How many other Vietnam veterans out there with this very rare cancer?????????? We are trying to appeal the VA's denial of this GIST having a connection to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. What are your stories????