• Neuroendocrinal Neoplasty

    Asked by suebo on Friday, March 8, 2013

    Neuroendocrinal Neoplasty

    I got pathology reports back from lumpectomy -- cells from breast cancer were neuroendocrinal -- originating from GI tract -- now more tests. This is scary news -- has anyone else heard of this or had this come up? I am blown away -- cannot even think about what this might mean!

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Hugs, prayers and healing vibs. Sometimes cancer can metastasized to other parts of the body with out an original primary site. This happened with my friends mother several years ago. You will need to see your surgeon and an oncologist for more information about the pathology report means in your case. Good luck and keep us posted.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and let me try to explain what this means. Neuroendocrine cells are a cross between endocrine cells that produce hormones, and nerve cells. These cells are found throught the body as well as in some organs. For example, In the lungs, these cells control the air flow. In the GI tract, they regulate how fast or slow food moves trough it. Depending on how these cells look determine whether they are malignant or nom-malignant. I hope this clears some info up for you. These tumors are called NETs (NeuroEndocrine Tumors), Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • kelley_gleason's Avatar

      I have been living with neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas that metastasized to the liver for 5 years now. It's a rare form for cancer. Definitely ask questions of your oncologist and feel free to contact me. There aren't very many of us on here.

      over 3 years ago

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