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New Dynamic Case Report – Patient with GIST

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PPO was asked to provide assistance in the case of a 52-year-old male patient with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and a past medical history that is outlined as follows. In July 2002 the patient presented with a cough, indigestion and a lump in his sternal area. Diagnostic imaging revealed a 30 cm x 16 cm x 10.5 cm multicentric abdominal mass. He underwent debulking surgery including a transverse colectomy demonstrating extensive involvement of the omentum and invasion of the muscularis propria involving both the small and large intestine. Pathological diagnosis was GIST. Immunohistochemistry revealed uniformly positive staining for c-kit….Continue Reading »

Welcome to PPO

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If you want to know how or why you got cancer, this is not the website for you.  This may also not be the right website if you have a cancer that is likely to be cured, and is definitely the wrong website if you want to leave the thinking about your treatment to others.  Those in search of emotional support, as important as that is, should look elsewhere.  This website is for cancer patients who know they are in trouble, yet can muster the energy and courage to think deeply about their cancer, as if their lives depended on…Continue Reading »