Piga Fernández Kaempffer, pictured on right
LRG Global Relations Coordinator Piga Fernández Kaempffer, a GIST patient, gave a conference about her own disease, drawing the attention of professionals, who carefully listened as she shared with them from her perspective the evolution of this pathology.
Her case involved a difficult diagnosis that normally is detected after the patient has had a metastases and has difficult access to its treatment.
She took her time to explain to the doctors and medical interns that in the eventual presence of a Gastrointestinal tumor, and in front of doubts, specific tests should be made to confirm or rule out a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, ensuring that the early diagnosis can stop its growth.
Joel Salazar again in the streets of Chile for GIST patients
Joel Salazar of Chile participated in a massive march in Concepción to create awareness about the high cost of cancer treatment.