Title Graphic: Finding the Right Information
Santy D. Living with GIST
Santy D.: I was in the recovery room and I was very alert. And the surgeon came in and he told me he found a GIST in my stomach.
Laura D. Caregiver to Santy
Laura D.: When you start reading about GIST, you can get scared fast. So, we just looked at this and said, “Okay. We don’t know anything. We need to educate ourselves.” You know if you wanna learn something, you go out there and you find the information you need.
So education, education, education. You just can’t stress it enough. Learn about your disease.
Santy D.: It’s important to ask questions because I found out that you have to advocate for yourself, because you’re the only one that can make sure that all the questions you have are being answered by your doctor.
© 2020 Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Deciphera, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, and the Deciphera logo are trademarks of Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC.