Neuroendocrine Tumors of Pancreas Cancer
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pancreatic NETs or PNETs) account for about 7 percent of all pancreatic tumors. They may be benign or malignant and they tend to grow slower than exocrine tumors. They develop from the abnormal growth of endocrine (hormone-producing) cells in the pancreas called islet cells.
What Are the Symptoms of Neuroendocrine Tumors of Pancreas Cancer?
- Abdominal pain
- Jaundice, which is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
- Vomiting blood
- Rapid heart rate
- Loss of consciousness
- Clouding of vision
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Inflamed mouth and tongue
- A mass or lump in the abdomen
No one knows what causes pancreatic NETs. People who have family members with a disorder called multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), which can also affect the pancreas, are more likely to get them
- Whipple procedure
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Everolimus (Afinitor).
- Sunitinib (Sutent)
- Laboratory tests
- Molecular testing of the tumor
- Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Octreotide scan
- Other imaging tests
Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Cancer Types
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