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It’s Time to Bring Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) Out of the Shadows

Last week the world lost a music legend, Aretha Franklin. Many news organizations erroneously reported that she had passed away due to complications of pancreatic cancer. While Ms. Franklin was quite private about her health, she had spoken about her diagnosis on occasion. She actually did not have pancreatic cancer, but a neuroendocrine tumor in the pancreas.

I see this a lot in the media – misreporting of a cancer diagnosis (but that’s a topic for another day). To the average person, this may not seem like a big difference. Both types of cancer were located in the pancreas, what’s the big deal? But there is a big difference between these two cancers – they are treated very differently,…

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