ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have this type of tumor each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
Each year, approximately 4,000 to 5,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with a GIST. The most common locations in the body are in the stomach (60% of people with GIST) and small intestine (30% of people with GIST). The remaining types of GISTs mostly start in the rectum, colon, and esophagus.