Gastrointestinal stromal tumors

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What is gastrointestinal stromal tumors?

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are a type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors can be benign or malignant.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Gleevec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Gleevec)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastrointestinal stromal tumors on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 1
40s 9
50s 10
60s 13
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 28

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from gastrointestinal stromal tumors patients who have completed their condition history
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