Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Patient Stories

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, often referred to as either PNETs or Islet cell tumours, are very rare, making up just 2-5% of all pancreatic tumours. With PNETs, the cells, known as Islet of Langerhans, produce hormones including  insulin, glucagon and somatostatin.  A major function of these hormones is to control the amount of sugar in the blood. These types of pancreatic cancer are often less aggressive and slower growing than the more common ductal adenocarcinomas, so the prognosis for patients is usually better. To continue reading about Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, click here.

The following pancreatic cancer patient experiences are people who have suffered Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours and have shared their stories with us.  Any content, opinions or views are their own. Click to read their story:

Caroline
Caroline
Katherine
Katherine

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, often referred to as either PNETs or Islet cell tumours, are very rare, making up just 2-5% of all pancreatic tumours. With PNETs, the cells, known as Islet of Langerhans, produce hormones including  insulin, glucagon and somatostatin.  A major function of these hormones is to control the amount of sugar in the blood. These types of pancreatic cancer are often less aggressive and slower growing than the more common ductal adenocarcinomas, so the prognosis for patients is usually better. To continue reading about Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, click here.

The following pancreatic cancer patient experiences are people who have suffered Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours and have shared their stories with us.  Any content, opinions or views are their own. Click to read their story:

Caroline

Caroline
Katherine

Katherine