Should I want more treatment after pancreatic nets with lymph nodes?
I had two 2 cm grade 2 (well-diff) NETs removed with a distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. So, stage 3 pancreatic cancer. Before surgery, they thought that this would be all that was needed. Then, they found 3 of 12 lymph nodes were cancer as well. My oncologist said that there is about a 40% chance of it coming back in my liver or somewhere else. But, since surgery, I have had one scan and some tests but no chemo or anything.
I guess I am surprised that with that high of a chance of moving to stage 4, that I am not doing any adjuvant therapy, chemo or anything to try to kill some of the possible cancer cells.
Although my oncologist has dealt with quite a few NET patients, I am being referred to a specialist this month. Should I want something done to reduce that chance? Does anyone know what options there are? I just had an MRI last week, and I don’t have any actual tumors currently.