In many instances a waiting approach is a good option for patients with NET.
Indications for PRRT treatment:
- Progressive disease, verified by a CT, MRI or OctreoScan.
- High tumor burden/load where a waiting approach is not an option.
- Symptoms that cannot be managed by medication (for example repeated dehydration as a result of diarrhoea).
- Neoadjuvant PRRT for solitary NET (rare).
Neoadjuvant therapy focuses on decreasing the tumor, increasing the chance that a smaller tumor makes surgery possible.
Criteria and other information concerning PRRT treatment
In addition to the indications mentioned above, the patient should meet a few other criteria . Only then can a specialist or physician refer a patient to the PRRT Treatment Center Rotterdam. The patient should also stop, or switch, medication.
Overview of PRRT Steps
For a visual overview of the different steps before, during and after the treatment, view the following schematic representations: