I have been on sandostatin since sept 2014. After extensive surgery to remove carcinoids on large and small intestines, lymph nodes and O scan showed mets to liver and kidney, I was put on sandostatine. They would not have put me on sandostatin if there were no mets. even though the sandostatin has shrunk the mets so small the oscan can no longer detect them, I will be on sandostatin or some other carcinoid treatment for the rest of my life, cause once it has gotten into your lymph system, it will continue to spread but hopeful the treatment will keep it from growing back soon or growing elsewhere in my body. I’m in a good place now compared to where I was 2 years ago.