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my wife has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic nueroendocrine cancer, it is inoperable. can octreotide treatments extend her survival?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: And depending on the type of net, and extent of extra pancreatic disease, it may even be amenable to liver transplant. Let me know if i can be of help.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: These tumors behave differently than run of the mill stage 4 pancreatic cancers that are adenocarcinomas. There are better response and options. I had one patient with very good result with dr. Delpasand, ebrahim, i think he is in texas still.

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