Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are rare tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. These kinds of tumors don’t develop in the mucus membrane lining – unlike more common tumors such as esophageal, stomach, or rectal cancer – but instead, grow in the organ’s connective or supportive tissue. GISTs are sarcomas; soft tissue tumors. GISTs are the most common sarcomas found in the gastrointestinal tract, although only 2% of all GI tumors are GIST.
Read more about the symptoms and the most common tests and treatments for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) on this page.
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