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Functioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer Symptoms

Jan 16, 2022

NOT JUST NE CANCER SERIES: UPPER GI ~ Functioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer Symptoms.
 
Symptoms tend to be hormone driven and MAY include:
 
Insulinoma: low blood sugar level, dizziness, light-headedness, sweating, hunger and weight gain
Gastrinoma: acid reflux, heartburn, stomach/chest pain, diarrhoea and/or weight loss
Glucagonoma: symptoms of diabetes and an ezcema-like rash that may appear on different parts of the body and/or weight loss
VIPoma: very watery, frequent & high-volume diarrhoea and weight loss
– All may affect mental state / ability to concentrate / mood and cause abdominal bloating/pain.
 
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