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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (08 / 08 / 2013)

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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) grow in your pancreas. Your pancreas has two jobs: It makes juices to digest food, and it makes hormones to control body functions. NETs grow in the cells that make hormones. These tumors can cause serious problems, but they usually don't grow as fast as the more common kind of pancreatic cancer. Treatments can remove them, slow their growth, and make your symptoms better. Every situation is different, and your treatment will depend on what kind of NET...

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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