Monthly Archives: December 2012

Anemia has multiple causes and treatments

When your blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells or have enough hemoglobin, you can tire quickly or feel weak. This condition is called anemia. The fatigue that comes with anemia can lead to a decreased quality of life. Some fatigue is not related to anemia. Anemia has three broad causes; blood loss, decreased blood cell production and increased blood cell destruction. The first two are the most relevant for GIST patients.

By |2022-01-05T13:20:51-05:00December 19th, 2012|Side Effects|

Understanding Drug Classes

Many new cancer drugs are entering clinical practice and clinical trials. Many GIST patients are no longer responding to Gleevec or Sutent and thus are looking for clinical trials. Understanding strategies and grouping these new drugs into classes with other similar drugs may help patients understand some of their choices.

By |2019-09-23T14:33:52-04:00December 5th, 2012|GIST Education, Research|
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