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I had a malignant pancreatc neuroendocrine tumor removed ten months ago, how likely is it that i will get another tumor and what are the signs?

I had a malignant pancreatc neuroendocrine tumor removed ten months ago, how likely is it that i will get another tumor and what are the signs?

May have no symptoms: If it was caught early and removed completely, you have a good chance of it never coming back. Nets can cause symptoms, or they can be silent, non-functional tumors. So the best way to improve your odds is to get a ct or MRI every 6 months to check for recurrence - which occurs most commonly in the liver. If it does come back, repeat surgery may be possible. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week.  Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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How long do people live after a neuroendocrine tumor has spread postop?

How long do people live after a neuroendocrine tumor has spread postop?

Too vague: neuroendocrine tumors can be fatal in a short time span depends on grade of cancer ...Read more

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If you've had one neuroendocrine tumor is it likely you will get another one somewhere else?

If you've had one neuroendocrine tumor is it likely you will get another one somewhere else?

Possible: Neuronendocrine tumors an occur as a part of some familial tumor syndromes. multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and 2 (MEN1 and MEN 2), von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, neurofibromatosis type 1 tuberous sclerosis etc. ...Read more

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I had a malignant pancreatc neuroendocrine tumor removed ten months ago, how likely is it that i will get another tumor and what are the signs?

May have no symptoms: If it was caught early and removed completely, you have a good chance of it never coming back. Nets can cause symptoms, or they can be silent, non-functional tumors. So the best way to improve your odds is to get a ct or MRI every 6 months to check for recurrence - which occurs most commonly in the liver. If it does come back, repeat surgery may be possible. ...Read more

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I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?

I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?

Not unlikely: Neuroendocrine tumors can be difficult to detect. If the symptoms persist or worsen, there are more sophisticated imaging modalities available to look for occult tumors, including gallium 68. If you have other family members who have been diagnosed with pancreatic or adrenal tumors and/or hyperparathyroidism, men1 would be possible. ...Read more

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Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Tumors and HTN: 40 F asks: Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area? ANS: Yes but these diseases are very rare and variable recommend you see a team that specializes it in your area one of the best is in Houston at the big cancer center. ...Read more

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I was just told i had a neuroendocrine neoplasm tumor in my gallbladder. What can I do?

I was just told i had a neuroendocrine neoplasm tumor in my gallbladder. What can I do?

Referral: You should be seen by an oncologist, as well as an experienced hepatic surgeon. Multiple treatment options are available. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a 27 years old and was just told i had a neuroendocrine neoplasm tumor in my gallbladder?

What to do if i'm a 27 years old and was just told i had a neuroendocrine neoplasm tumor in my gallbladder?

Resect widely: The neuroendocrine tumor in the GB is the same as in small bowel or in pancreas--the carcinoid tumor. It must be widely resected and chemo given as with the same tumor , small cell of the lung. ...Read more