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Couple thoughts... was posted 08/26/2014 04:20 pm by A Nano Miss
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The mssg above reaches for the too-oft-cited scapegoat example of Steve Jobs. Not enough is public about his specific situation (though all that I've read says an aggressive insulinoma that was already above the threshold (official or holistic) for resection at discovery).

Your situation seems different enough to dampen the knee-jerk for the knife. There are real guidelines out there (sounds like you've read them) that have a sub-2 cm threshold suggesting wait and see, taking into account all the myriad factors that might argue for / against surgery.

You yourself were probably the initiator of a recent thread on this very topic over at inspire.com (http://www.inspire.com/groups/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-pnet/journal/pn et-decisions/), but if not take a look. You'll get a redux of why it's not an easy argument, and plenty at the end of the day still say operate.

I also would look past the first blunt response here about how every patient here eventually dies from the disease that brought them here. NET is a different animal but there's some commonalities w/ adeno so still worth being here.

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