Hi folks - I mostly feel comfortable with Glucagon & Insulin's function, by I'm kinda confused by somatostatin's function and purpose. Can anyone clarify what the purpose of Somatostatin is? Glucagon & Insulin mediate / inhibit each others effects, so it seems weird biologically to have somatostatin inhibiting both of them.
Thanks in advance <3
Hi everyone, reaching out to get some help as my mom has SCLC-ED and I am desperately researching treatment options outside of what the doctors have recommended. My mom is currently on etoposide/carboplatin and is responding well to treatment. I’ve been reading a few case studies about long term survivors of SCLC, and found that a few of these were taking somatostatin analogs.
Could any of you give me any more information about this? I am wondering how one should go about finding out whether my mom could respond well to this, are there any tests etc? Also, if I ask one of her doctors about this, would they be familiar with this type of treatment?
Just looking to be more informed before potentially discussing this with her doctors.
Thanks a lot for the help!