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My father as gist cancer now surgery as done tumor gas been removed can gist be cured and what are the treatment available.

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (gists) may be malignant (cancer) or benign (not cancer). They are most common in the stomach and small intestine but may be found anywhere in or near the gi tract. Some scientists believe that gists begin in cells called interstitial cells of cajal (icc), in the wall of the gi tract.
Hi cancers generlly reoccur, so he needs cancero medicine course-6 months for final cure.
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