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Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

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Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is GIST?

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type of tumor that begins in the digestive tract, most commonly in the stomach or small intestine. The exact cause is unknown but could be due to gene mutations that cause the normal cells to turn into cancer cells and grow. Risk factors include age over certain inherited genetic syndromes such as neurofibromatosis and hereditary retinoblastoma.

Symptoms of GIST

  • Black, shiny stool

  • Blood in stool

  • Nausea or vomiting after eating

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • Stool has become narrower in caliber, like a pencil

  • History of stomach ulcer

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Vomited blood

Questions your doctor may ask to check for GIST

  • Are your stools black and shiny like hair?

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Do you feel nauseous or throw up right after eating?

  • Are your eyes or skin turning yellow?

  • Is your stool thin and narrow like a pencil?

Treatment for GIST

Treatment options include surgery, targeted drug therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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References

  • Mayo Clinic

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/soft-tissue-sarcoma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377730

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Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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