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Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)

What is a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)? A gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is a type of cancer called a sarcoma. It develops from the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) that are normally found in the gastrointestinal tract. GIST can start anywhere along the length of the gastrointestinal tract but is most commonly found in the …
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Invasive melanoma of the skin

What is invasive melanoma? Invasive melanoma is a type of skin cancer. The tumour is made up of specialized cells called melanocytes. Invasive melanoma typically starts in the skin although it can start in other sites such as the inside of the eye, mouth, nasal cavity, or esophagus. In the skin, melanoma is associated with …
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