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Are GIST completely curable with imatinib ? Biopsy says mpTNM :pT4,pNx,Mx c-kit positive GIST small intestine tumor?
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Please attach biopsy report.. Imatinib is saving many cases with GIST.. Please discuss with medical oncolgist ...and start tablet soon
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Surgery plus 3 yrs of  imatinib will cure more than 90% of gist
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This is a small intestinal GIST and pT4 means that surgery has already been done and the tumor is large. To know about the possibility of long-term life, we need some more details: mitoses in the tumor and molecular analysis in addition to the completeness of the surgery. Considering this larger tumor and presumably all other factors favourable, there may be significant risk of tumor coming back later. Imagining will certainly reduce those chances (if the molecular analysis is favourable).
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Imatinib alone doesn't cure!
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molecular analysis....imatinib may cure...but recurrence is possible
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