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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tumor del estroma gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GAS-troh-in-TES-tih-nul STROH-mul TOO-mer)
A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Also called GIST.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.