There are a number of treatments available for Neuroendocrine Cancer – at all times the aims and risk/benefit of treatment should be considered to ensure your physical and psychological well-being.
To remove, partially remove or bypass Neuroendocrine Cancer and / or secondary sites of disease (metastases).
Somatostatin analogues (SSAs) are drugs that mimic the behaviour of somatostatin – so can help control hormone levels.
An alternative to surgery for small Neuroendocrine Cancers or those that form in polyps is treatment given through an endoscope.
Chemotherapy and Targeted Treatments
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment where medicine is used to kill cancer cells.
There are many different types of chemotherapy, but they all work in a similar way, to stop cancer cells reproducing, which prevents them from growing and spreading in the body.
Radiation Based Therapies
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high or concentrated doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Interventional Radiology (IR) refers to a range of techniques which rely on the use radiological image guidance to precisely target therapy.
Clinical trials are a type of medical research involving people. Clinical trials are used to find out if new treatments and techniques are safer and more effective than the ones that already exist, or discovering if existing treatments can be used in different ways.
Neuroendocrine Cancer UK is a UK wide charity solely dedicated to providing support and information to those affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer.
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