What Is Prognosis of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor?

Q:
What is prognosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor?

A:
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or called pancreatic NETs or islet cell tumors, form in hormone-making cells of the pancreas. Pancreatic NETs have a usually good prognosis. The prognosis and treatment options depend on the following:

  • The type of cancer cell.
  • Where the tumor is found in the pancreas.
  • Whether the tumor has spread to more than one place in the pancreas or to other parts of the body.
  • Whether the patient has MEN1 syndrome.
  • The patient’s age and general health.
  • Whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has come back.

Keywords: pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor prognosis.

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