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  1. Treatment Option Overview

    How islet cell cancer is treated There are treatments for all patients with islet cell cancer. Three types of treatment are used: Surgery (taking out the cancer). Chemotherapy (using drugs to kill cancer cells). Hormone therapy (using hormones to stop cancer cells from growing). Surgery is the most common treatment of islet cell cancer. The doctor may take out the cancer and most or part of .

  2. Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on pancreatic cancer treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

  3. Treatment Option Overview

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) The survival rate of patients with any stage of pancreatic exocrine cancer is ..

  4. Changes to This Summary (01 / 18 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  5. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about pancreatic cancer.

  6. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  7. Cellular Classification of Pancreatic Cancer

    Pancreatic cancer includes the following carcinomas: Malignant Duct cell carcinoma (90% of all cases). Acinar cell carcinoma. Papillary mucinous carcinoma. Signet ring carcinoma. Adenosquamous carcinoma. Undifferentiated carcinoma. Mucinous carcinoma. Giant cell carcinoma. Mixed type (ductal-endocrine or acinar-endocrine). Small cell carcinoma. Cystadenocarcinoma (serous and mucinous ...

  8. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  9. To Learn More About Pancreatic Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about pancreatic cancer,see the following: Pancreatic Cancer Home Page What You Need to Know About™ Cancer of the Pancreas For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute,see the following: What You Need to Know About™ Cancer - An Overview Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer Staging: Questions and ...

  10. Treatment Option Overview

    Localized DiseaseIf technically and medically feasible, primary management of endocrine tumors of the pancreas involves surgical resection with curative intent. Given the rare nature of these tumors, surgical approaches are based upon case series and expert opinion rather than randomized controlled trials.[1] The surgical options listed below are based on retrospective series from single reporting centers.[2,3,4][Level of evidence: 3iiD or 3iiiD] Adjuvant therapy has no proven benefit and is, therefore, investigational. There have been no well-controlled trials of adjuvant therapy after complete tumor resection.[5]Surgical Cytoreduction for MetastasesSurgery plays a role even in the setting of metastatic disease. The symptoms of metastatic functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) may be ameliorated by the reduction of overall tumor burden through surgical debulking.The liver is a common site of metastasis from pancreatic NETs. Because of the slow growth rate of many NETs,

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