Questions to Ask Your Doctor About NETs

To make sure you get the info you need at your doctor's appointment, it helps to be prepared. Take this list of questions about neuroendocrine tumors with you -- and add some of your own. It will focus the discussion on topics that are important to you.

  1. What type of NET do I have?
  2. Where in my body is the tumor located?
  3. Is it likely to spread to another area?
  4. What kind of tests do I need to get?
  5. Do you recommend I get surgery?
  6. Will I need chemotherapy or radiation treatment?
  7. Can hormone therapy ease my symptoms?
  8. Will exercise and the right diet make me feel better?
  9. How can I join a support group?
  10. Is a clinical trial a good idea for me?
  11. Should my family members get tested to see if they're at risk for NETs?
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on May 01, 2020

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