The Neuroendocrine Tumor Team offers a full-range of diagnostic tools, including endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic-ultrasound-guided biopsy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, computed tomography angiography, interventional radiology and cytopathology.
Stages of Cancer
Identifying the stage of disease – how far advanced it is and whether it is has spread to nearby organs – is an important step in planning the appropriate treatment.
There is no standard staging system for gastrocarcinoid tumors, only three general categories:
Localized: found in the appendix, colon, rectum, small intestine or stomach only
Regional: spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes
Metastatic: spread to organs and tissues throughout the body
There are no standard stages for islet cell tumors. Treatment is based on:
The cancer is found in one place in the pancreas
The cancer is found in several places in the pancreas
The cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or other tissue and organs in the body