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Living with ostomy: One LRG member’s story

Charlie Burke has developed a thick skin when it comes to cancer. After surviving bouts with colorectal, thyroid and skin cancers, he was well acquainted with the routine of doctor’s appointments, hospital visits, surgeries and regular treatment that accompany disease by the time a GIST tumor was discovered in his colon. However, as any of our members will tell you, GIST comes with its own unique lexicon to master and set of challenges to overcome.

By |2019-09-20T11:24:54-04:00July 2nd, 2014|Coping with GIST, GIST Education, Member Stories, News, Surgery|

Lon Garber’s Excellent Adventure: facing Gollum, P.T. & Paul Simon with R2D2

Lon Garber It all began in Africa with a pain in my backside. My wife, Val, jokingly called it payback time since I’d been a pain in her backside for 37 years. The [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:18:45-04:00February 1st, 2013|Member Stories, News, Side Effects, Surgery|
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