By Ronald DeMatteo

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

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Bleeding, which is common, can be very slight and even unnoticed. A doctor, using a guaiac test, in which a small amount of stool is placed on a special card, may detect blood in your stool. This investigation may be performed during a routine physical examination. It may be prompted by a low blood count on routine blood tests. In some cases, bleeding may be severe. Your stool may contain red blood or melena (dark, tarry stools). Pain is also a common symptom of advanced GIST. Actually, it is more often vague abdominal discomfort than pain, and the majority of GISTs are completely without symptoms at all.

Should I take medications for either depression or an inability to sleep? Depression is another common emotion for a patient who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Depression A disorder character­ ized by persistent sadness, sense of loss or hopelessness, sleeplessness, and/or loss of appetite or energy. Psychiatrist A physician specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. 36 People react differently to adverse life events. Some patients have a positive attitude, whereas others understandably cannot cope with their emotions.

Anger might be directed against other people. This situation is very delicate, especially if those close to the patient, like family members, are also angry about the illness. Patients and their loved ones are encouraged to talk about their feelings because they need to help each other. Depression is another common emotion for a patient who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Patients should be aware of the symptoms of depression because many of them, like loss of appetite or energy, can also occur because of the cancer.

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