By Ronald DeMatteo
Even if you are a newly clinically determined GI Stromal sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this booklet deals aid. the single textual content to supply the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) promises authoritative, functional solutions for your questions on remedies, post-treatment caliber of lifestyles, assets of help, and lots more and plenty extra. This ebook is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary disorder.
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More . . 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 ) 26. How can I manage my emotions? 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.
Growth factors Proteins in the body that activate cells to grow. Normal KIT and PDGFRA’s pro-growth signal lasts for only a very short pulse; then it is quickly shut off. For simplicity, consider these receptors as having two alternative physical shapes or positions (Figure 4). One is the “off ” position and does not send any growth signals into the cell. ” Normally these proteins idle in the “off ” position until they are temporarily activated. The normal proteins never 13 More About the Biology of Cancer and GIST 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 ) 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 ) Normal receptor – Normal receptor + natural growth factor + Cell GIST + GIST + imatinib – Figure 4 KIT signaling in normal states and in GIST.
GISTs tend to occur in patients who are between 40 and 80 years old. Slightly more men than women have GISTs. The disease rarely occurs in children or young adolescents. The distribution of GISTs by race is uncertain, as large epidemiology studies have not yet been performed. 13. Did something in my environment cause my GIST? No environ mental factors appear to be associated with GIST. No environmental factors appear to be associated with GISTs. Because of the infrequency of the disease, however, there has not been any formal study of risk factors for GISTs.
100 Questions & Answers About Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor(GIST) by Ronald DeMatteo