Sally's sister wanted to explain this a little further as there isn't much literature on the internet about this specific type of cancer.
‘Neuroendocrine Carcinoma falls under the category of Neuroendocrine Cancer (Tumour), which is made up of 3 different grades and Sally has been diagnosed with the most aggressive and rare form of this, Grade 3.
It is called a carcinoma because the primary/original site is unknown. Most people who have neuroendocrine cancer have the tumours (well differentiated). Sally's is poorly differentiated and has metastasised (spread) beyond the neuroendocrine system and into her bones.
I have attached a photo of the Grading I found, hopefully that helps clarify what I've written.
In Sally's case, it is not about waiting for the all clear, although we are all hoping for a miracle, and Sally is utilising complementary therapies and nutrition to give her the best chance at beating this.
Sally has had her first round of chemo and is due for her second round beginning on the 28th Feb. She is a very strong and positive person which is an attribute I am sure we all love about her.
Sally is focusing now on living each day and moment with happiness, doing exactly what she wants to do rather than focusing on what is "curable or incurable" and her diagnosis.
Sally appreciates all your love and support, and the support we are all giving each other.’
Sal adds: ’chemotherapy doesn’t cure this type of cancer, it shrinks the tumours to bring more comfort and possibly extend length of life in this case. If anything can cure this ‘incurable disease’, it will be with complementary therapies (herbal medicine, nutrition, and homeopathy), and of course a great attitude, meditation, and all the support of my darling family and friends.’