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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
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