Each member has a unique story, but all reflect the intrinsic courage of one facing the challenge of GIST. Jodi Lang shares her story.
My GIST Journey In early December 2008, I acknowledged that my stomach was not feeling normal. I felt better when I skipped meals and instinctively knew something was seriously wrong. I met with my [...]
A cancer diagnosis at any age is life-changing, daunting, and difficult. It can be especially challenging for young adults, people ages 18-39, who are dealing with cancer while also navigating college, first careers, new relationships, starting families, and other young adult milestones. Every year, 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer, and that doesn’t include those diagnosed as children who are now young adult survivors and thrivers. As a young adult with cancer, I know it can be hard finding other people who “get it.”
By Jennifer Moore, LRG Member I was waiting in line to pick up a new prescription for Gleevec when my husband ran in and told me to forget it. After two surgeries, a year [...]
“My GIST tumor was removed by a skilled surgeon nine years ago this coming Father’s Day, giving me the present of continued life. Shortly after the surgery my wife and I found the Life [...]
We have three featured LRG members who are celebrating a cancerversary in February.Monica F. Anderson, D.D.S“In the three years since I was diagnosed I have learned a lot about GIST and a lot about myself. [...]