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Treatments for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) at Emory Winship

For the treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, surgery is potentially curative for primary GIST and often helpful for metastatic GIST. There are also a variety of drugs available for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

A surgeon's approach to treating the cancer depends on many factors including:

  • the anatomical site of the GIST
  • the location of the GIST relative to blood supply to the organ
  • the patient's overall medical condition

GIST can occur anywhere along the Gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to the anus. During surgery, any section of this tract may be removed or resected.

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