NET Cancers – Treatment Options

The treatment of a NET cancer depends on the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and the patient’s overall health. These are a complex group of cancers to manage, and, ideally, a multidisciplinary team of specialists will work with the patient to determine the best treatment plan. Not all of the treatments described here are suitable for all patients, and treatment plans should always be tailored to the individual.

A multidisciplinary team will always have several goals in mind as they formulate a treatment plan.

Here are some of the treatments that are used to reduce or stabilize tumor size and alleviate symptoms.

Please note that availability of treatments varies from country to country, and from region to region. To find out more about which treatments are available to you, please speak to your healthcare team, or your local patient organization.

  • The primary goal of NET treatment is to remove the tumor by surgery. Depending upon the location of the primary tumor, or if the tumor has spread, this may not be possible.
  • To alleviate symptoms
  • To control the growth of the tumor
  • To maintain a good quality of life for the patient