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Functional Duodenal Neuroendocrine Cancer Symptoms

Jan 14, 2022

NOT JUST NE CANCER SERIES: UPPER GI ~ Functional Duodenal Neuroendocrine Cancer Symptoms.
 
Symptoms tend to hormone driven but may also be due to site/size of tumour and MAY include:
  • Gastrinoma : acid reflux, heartburn, stomach/chest pain, diarrhoea and/or weight loss
  • Somatostatinoma : diabetes and pale, greasy, loose stools that may float in toilet bowl
  • Abdominal pain that may radiate to the back /between the shoulders with or without nausea/vomiting
  • Jaundice with or without dark urine, with or without pale, greasy, loose stools that may float in toilet bowl
  • Unintentional weight loss with or without anaemia (low iron), with or without lethargy/extreme fatigue.
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