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I have heard that Gleevec is a very effective medicament which might help a lot with the rare form of the stomach cancer my father has. But I am also afraid of the side effects as I have heard that they do exist and that they do happen. What are the most common side effects of Gleevec?

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I should first tell you that only 3—5% percent of the patients using that medication had to stop the therapy because of those side effects. And there are side effects, but when you think about the benefits that medication brings to the people suffering from cancer, it is quite endurable. I will mention only the serious side effects; those are fluid retention, diarrhea, nausea, rash, pain in the abdominal area…
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