Title Graphic: Finding the Right Information
Santy D. Living with GIST
Santy D.: When I was, you know, five ten years old you’re always taught one thing, “doctors are always right. I had to break down that barrier so that I, myself, could ask the important questions because if I didn't ask them, they probably would not have been answered.
Laura D. Caregiver
Laura D.: It’s never the same questions. You know, you come out with 10 questions today; tomorrow you’ve got 50. They answer 25 of them, then you got 75 more. So, it’s an ever-flowing process. Find out what’s going on and then work from there.
Laura S. Living with GIST
Laura S.: There are so many people with GIST who are isolated. They’re in communities where there may not be anyone with the same cancer, or maybe their journey is so much different from- from- from that other person’s cancer, and as long as you get the best treatment and keep yourself informed, your chances are better.
Santy D.: The - the advice I would give to any patient that - that's having trouble dealing with the disease is to just continue to fight, and I just think that because of the progress that's being made, it's just so important to not be negative and not be down about it all the time and to stay positive about it as you move forward.
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