When surgery is not possible or only partially effective, a wide variety of medical treatments are available to further relive symptoms, and extend quality of life. These include hormonal drugs, radiation, isotopes, and various types of targeted personalie chemotherapies. NETs have been called “cancers in slow motion” because even though they usually have the potential for ultimately being fatal, they mostly tend to grow so slowly that people afflicted with these tumors usually live for many years, indeed sometimes for a normal life time. The wide variety of treatment now available make the outlook for most patients with the more aggressive carcinoids and other NETs more hopeful than it used to be. Here at The Mount Sinai’s Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors, our team will thoroughly evaluate your case and provide the treatment options that are most fitting for you.