What Is Prognosis of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor?

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I have abdominal pain and they found a 7.0×6.8 centimeter mass in the tail of my pancreas, I was wondering what the procedure was or what the next step will be when I see the doctor will he do test so will he have to do a biopsy and surgery to remove the tail and spleen? So far that is what I'm reading and it sounds like they would diagnose as stage 2 pancreatic cancer? Is this correct cuz I am a nervous wreck.
Surgery is needed since the tumor is too large. If the tumor does not involve the spleen, spleen do not need to remove. According to the postoperative pathology, the further treatment should be taken. If it is benign, you can take follow-up regularly. The prognosis of pancreatic tail cancer is relatively good.
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.
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.
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