What is the treatment for neuroendocrine cancer?
The treatment depends on the category of growth rate the tumor falls into and the extent of tumor present. If the tests show that the tumor is dividing slowly it will be put into a low or intermediate group. If it is dividing more rapidly it will go into a high category. This is based on a test known as Ki67. A Ki67 of less than 2% is low, 2-20% is intermediate, and greater than 20% is high. Low/intermediate tumors are usually treated with surgery to remove them if they can be removed. High are usually treated with chemotherapy. The treatment of many neuroendocrine tumors can be very complex and may require a team of doctors.