100 Questions & Answers About Gastrointestinal Stromal by Ronald DeMatteo

By Ronald DeMatteo

Even if you are a newly clinically determined GI Stromal sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this publication deals support. the one textual content to supply the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) promises authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on treatments, post-treatment caliber of existence, assets of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. This e-book is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary illness.

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PET scan Positron emission tomography, a nuclear medicine test; a special type of sugar is injected into a vein, and then images are taken that show how the sugar is taken up by different parts of your body. 27 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t G a s t r o i n t e n s t i n a l S t r o m a l T u m o r ( G IST ) Upper endoscopy Performed by inserting a scope into your mouth in order to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Lower endoscopy See colonoscopy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) Ultrasound (using sound waves) test performed during endoscopy.

Fine-needle aspiration A procedure performed by using a thin needle to obtain a few cells for examination. Endoscope An instrument used to examine the inside of organs, most usually the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Anesthetic A substance that is used to prevent a loss of sensation. Tru-cut biopsy A procedure performed through the skin to obtain a larger sample of tissue for diagnosis; performed under CT or ultrasound guidance. Chemotherapy Treatment with drugs intended to kill cancer cells.

For many people, having cancer is a lonely experience. Keeping your diagnosis a secret prevents others from helping and supporting and will increase your loneliness. Although you may not currently be ready to share your thoughts and feelings, you should tell others that you appreciate their concern but are not yet ready to open a discussion. Don’t push them away; reassure them that you will speak with them when you are ready. When you are ready to talk about the diagnosis, Mind-body connection Belief that the mind can help to heal the body.

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