7 Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec) Cancer Blogs

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Denise

Denise
Bio: Im 26 years old from Brooklyn, Ny. I have advanced sarcoma cancer and a 30 pound tumor on my spine connecting to my ribs, i have been on 10 different chemotherapy drugs in the last 4 years with no luck. hopefully soon i will get lucky.. i am inoperable due to the placement of the tumor. this is the 2nd…more
Cancer Type: Sarcoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Ewings Sarcoma
Sarcoma Symptoms: Pain in the back, can't lay on my back or lean on it, shortness of breath
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: I am inoperable due to the 30 pound tumor is on my spine connects to my ribs and is 3 inches from my left lung. it would be too risky so i have currently been on 10 different chemotherapy drugs in the past 4 years so far no luck. hopefully soon there will be. it is an advanced sarcoma, but…more

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Alexander

Alexander
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Symptoms: None. Completely out of the blue until the odd pain flared up.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 9th, 2008. Resection of tumor (8.5 cm) along with 31cm of small intestine. Nine days in the hospital to recover from surgery. Second diagnosis: February 4th of 2011. Pain in shoulder and abdomen. CT showed GIST had returned in my pelvic area and had metastasized on my liver and peritoneal wall. I have been on Gleevec ever since.

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Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors
GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Symptoms: Pain under breast, lack of energy
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/6/16 Orthoscopic Resection Surgery removing GIST and part of stomach
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gleevec 400 mg. daily, nausea, taking anti nausea medication

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Monique

Monique
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumor
GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Symptoms: Fatigue/No Energy/Loss of Appetite

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SUSAN

SUSAN
Cancer Type: GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors)
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Symptoms: Worst stomach pain ever - resulted in a grapefruit size tumor that grew from small intestine and dropped/lodged between ovaries and uterus. Was removed encapsulated but malignant. All in time for my 60th birthday!

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Lucky

Lucky
Bio: Diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia earlier in 2016. Would like to talk to others about it but have not been able to find many blogs that are current. It seems to me that people start them then there are no updates.
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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Linda

Linda
Bio: I beat renal cell carcinoma back in August of 2010. Until now, things have been great. 10 days before Christmas 2016, I was diagnosed with CML I basically am in that numb phase where you don't know whether to laugh or cry or just hit something. I'm looking to find others in similar situations to help me come to terms…more
Cancer Type: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: CML. Alooking fought renal cell carcinoma in 8/10
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Symptoms: High WBC count, lower RBC and platelet count, Exhaustion. Nauseous, pain in joints, overall bad feeling
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/10 partial nephrectomy, 10/10 full nephrectomy, 2/11 Hernia repair caused by nephrectomy surgery

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