What Is Prognosis of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor?

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My sister died of this, she was in her fifths, I'd like to know what signs to look for, I'm 73 and have a lot of atomic problems, I've had a gastrol bleed for over 15 years now and still have them, they usually last for 2 to 7 days, and I always have blood in my Stoll so every time I get dierria I rune my clothes. She was my older half sister at the time, her and my half brother both died from cancer. I've services colon cancer back in 96, they got it in time before it could speed, but every time I'm tested I have more polips. My doctors don't seem to be concerned, but I am.
Hi Ms. Diamond, the best way for early detection is to have blood test every 6 to 12 months, for tumor markers, blood sugar, gastrinomas, etc. Blood tests are more sensitive in detecting tumor than the symptoms people can notice with bare eyes.
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CAN IT JUST BE A TUMOR AND NOT CANCER--IF SO AND IT IS A 2.8 SIZE TUMOR--CAN IT JUST BE REMOVED
Hi Ms. Oneal, you're right, Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor can be benign or malignant, but benign ones can develop into cancer so a removal surgery is basically a must-do.

The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long that is shaped like a thin pear lying on its side. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, the middle section is called the body, and the narrow end is called the tail. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine.

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). When pancreatic NETs are malignant, they are called pancreatic endocrine cancer or islet cell carcinoma.

Pancreatic NETs are much less common than pancreatic exocrine tumors and have a better prognosis.

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