Member Story – Brittany Brennan

Approximately 2 ½ years later, Brittany was 7 years old when the disease recurred, this time in her liver. The course of action at that time was to use a drug called Gleevec, to control or shrink the tumor. This drug has been used with some success in adult GIST, but failed to help Brittany. A few months later Brittany had her second surgery to remove the tumor from her liver and during that surgery they found 3 more tumors in her stomach. They were successful in removing the 4 tumors after 12 hours in the operating room… this left her with 2 ounces of stomach.