Dealing daily with a pandemic along with GIST can be a daunting task and it may feel difficult sometimes to even face a new day. Paying attention to your mental health is an important part of everyday self-care. We have composed a Daily Checklist to help you consciously acknowledge where you are at the beginning of your day, work with those feelings, and reflect on your successes.
A cancer diagnosis has a significant impact on patients, caregivers and their families. It is normal for someone diagnosed with GIST to feel a whole host of emotions ranging from anger to fear, sadness and anxiety about the future.
Director of Communications Mary Garland shares these top ten tips for caregivers for this GIST journey.
Ten Tips for Life with a Rare Disease The challenges of living with GIST are many - here are our top ten tips to navigate this journey toward thriving and surviving. 1. Get a [...]
Caring for a loved one is filled with day-to-day stressors. But what about the stressors that are out of the ordinary? Any hospitalization is stressful. Preparing for the hospital to the extent possible can [...]
With the start of a new year, there is an opportunity to make positive changes. Cancer patients face dramatic change in their lives, and chances are they have already experienced a time of reflection [...]
Everywhere you turn, the sights and sounds of the holiday season assail you. Before the Halloween candy is sorted and the Thanksgiving turkey is cold, we are reminded of what some call “the most [...]
Sharing health conditions with your employer can be a difficult yet important decision you may have to make. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a serious health condition recently or you may always have had [...]
Although breakthroughs in cancer treatment have contributed to longer survival rates, the reality is that sometimes treatments stop working, and a cure or remission is no longer possible. Referred to as advanced, terminal. or [...]
Dina Wiley, SoCal Group Leader On August 11, 2018, a group of GISTers in Southern California gathered informally to share knowledge, resources, and personal stories about their journeys with this rare disease. [...]