A prognosis is a doctor’s opinion about the possible outcome or course of a disease. The prognosis and survival rates of people with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) depend on several factors:
Other factors that can affect what may happen in the long term are your health in general and whether or not you have any other medical conditions.
To help determine which treatment may be best for a particular situation, doctors often stage and grade tumors.
Cancer staging – gives a measure of how much cancer is in a person’s body and where it is
Cancer grading – gives an indication of how quickly or aggressively tumors are growing
NETs are usually classified according to their location in the body.
Staging and grading may give clues to the likely long-term outcome for a patient, and the treatment option that may work best for them.
Find out how NETs are diagnosed and the tools doctors may use to help.Diagnosing
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