I had a gist removal surgery on the upper part of my stomach resulting in loss of part of my stomach.The surgeon also removed my spleen as the tumour was growing towards it. The histology report confirmed that it was a complete removal and that there was no malignancy. My surgeon referred me to an Oncologist who studied the histology report and concluded that if removal was complete and the tumour was not malignant, it was pointless to place me on imatinib.
My Surgeon has been saying I should get Imatinib whilst my onclogist says its not necessary as the histology report says all cancer cells were localised and surgery was my cure.
He has however suggested endoscopy checks every 6 months.
Recently I have been experiencing stomach pains after eating certain foods like Pizza, roast chicken and dairy products.
I need advice from some with similar experiences as to how I can manage the Surgeon, Oncologist and the issue of my diet.