Being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor can come as a shock. One minute you are seemingly healthy and the next you learn that you have cancer. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions following your diagnosis, and it is important to take the time to process them as they come. Some patients prefer to see a counselor to talk through their feelings, while others find that the support of their friends and family is sufficient.
In addition to having many emotions following a cancer diagnosis, you will also likely have many questions about your malignancy. What exactly is a neuroendocrine tumor, and how is it treated? What is the general survival rate, and where should you go to seek treatment? While an experienced oncologist can best answer your questions, there are a number of educational resources available online to provide you with general information about your cancer. For instance, you may find the following articles helpful:
- How are neuroendocrine tumors diagnosed?
- What are the long-term effects of a neuroendocrine tumor?
- Five less common symptoms of a neuroendocrine tumor
- Can neuroendocrine tumors be benign?
- Are neuroendocrine tumors curable?
More information about neuroendocrine tumors is available at Moffitt Cancer Center. To learn more about your malignancy or our individualized approach to neuroendocrine tumor treatment, you can request a consultation by calling 1-888-663-3488 or filling out a new patient registration form online.