Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Signs and Symptoms
There are no specific signs and symptoms in patients diagnosed with GISTs. In addition, 10-30% of patients are completely asymptomatic and their GIST is diagnosed by chance when a patient has an imaging test for an unrelated condition.
When symptoms do appear, these are usually vague and include:
- Abdominal discomfort
- Palpable mass in the abdomen
- Blood in the stools
- Fatigue or anaemia