Glucagonomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) that start in cells of the pancreas that make the hormone glucagon. They are a type of functioning NET of the pancreas.
Glucagonoma is a very rare type of tumour that develops in the pancreas.
Symptoms of glucagonoma include a skin rash and weight loss.
You have some tests to diagnose a glucagonoma. This might include blood tests and an endoscopy.
The stage and grade of a pancreatic NET helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.
The treatment you have depends on a number of things such as where the glucagonoma is, its size and whether it has spread.
Researchers are looking at improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of people with pancreatic NETs.
You have follow up appointments to check how you are and see if you have any problems or worries.
There are some factors that increase your risk of developing a pancreatic NET. This includes some medical conditions.
Get practical and emotional support to help you cope with a neuroendocrine tumour.
Survival for glucagonoma depends on different factors. So no one can tell you exactly how long you will live.