Tag: GIST

What is Sarcoma Cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis?

What is Sarcoma Cancer and what are the symptoms and prognosis?

Sarcoma cancer is a way of describing any tumor which is cancerous. Sarcoma is a general term used to describe possible tumors. Sarcomas tend to develop in soft tissue and the mesoderm and ectoderm are two layers commonly affected. Whereas carcinomas tend to affect another cell germ layer known as the endoderm. Sarcoma cancer only [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What Is a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor?

What Is a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor?

5,000 to 10,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST.) Most people have never heard of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. This is because it was only discovered in the 1990s. Before that, GIST was thought to be a variation of stomach or liver cancer. Now that it is possible to diagnose [...]

November 12, 2012 More