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9 lb tumor in 2008 removed from stomach

My husband has been on gleevec since a very large tumor was removed 5 years ago.  His latest CT scan showed  4 tumors, one being larger.   He has had such horrible side effects from the drug, he has decided to go off it.  The last CT scan 6 months ago only showed 2.  The larger tumor of the 4 is a new one.   He wants surgery again....   I am wondering if that is a good idea.   Appreciate any answer.  Thanks so much
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