Because neuroendocrine tumors are rare and their treatment complex, it’s important to make sure your care team knows them inside and out. At Rush, you will find physicians who specialize in treating these tumors, including the following:
- Neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and lungs (including carcinoid tumors)
- Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (including insulinoma, gastrinoma, VIPoma, glucagonoma, somatostatinoma and nonfunctioning)
- Neuroendocrine tumors of the pituitary gland
- Neuroendocrine tumors resulting from genetic conditions such as Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 1, neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis
- Medullary thyroid cancer
- Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas
Care tailored to you
These tumors occur in different places because the neuroendocrine cells in which they develop are found throughout your body. And depending on their location and type, they may be slow-growing or aggressive.
Since neuroendocrine tumors are so varied, there are several possible treatments — including some that became available only recently. It takes physicians with experience and specialized knowledge to determine which option will work best for you. That’s where the team at Rush comes in.
As a patient in the neuroendocrine tumor program, you’ll have access to every specialist you might need, including surgeons, gastroenterologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, medical oncologists, pathologists, geneticists and endocrinologists.
Your care team will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is based on the most up-to-date research and tailored to your needs. Physicians at Rush are also researchers investigating new treatments, and through clinical trials they can offer options that are not otherwise available.