Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)are rare tumours that can occur in the cells of the neuroendocrine system.
The neuroendocrine system consists of nerve and gland cells. It produces hormones and releases them into the bloodstream.
NETs are tumours (abnormal growths) that develop in the cells of the neuroendocrine system.
NETs can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) and oftenbut not always grow slowly. There are a number of different types of NET, depending on the specific cells affected.
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a wide-ranging group of rare tumours that develop from neuroendocrine cells.
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP NETs) are tumours that develop in the gut or pancreas. Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours (GI NETs) develop in the digestive system, which incl
The symptoms ofaneuroendocrine tumourcan vary depending on where it is and what hormones it produces. For example,atumour in the digestive system may cause Traveller's diarrhoea , constipation or tum
What causes neuroendocrine tumours isn't fully understood. However,your chance of developing an NET is increasedif you have one of the following rare conditions or syndromes: multiple endocrine neo
There are many tests that canbe used to diagnose NETs, including blood tests , urine tests, scans, and a biopsy (where a small tissue sample is taken for closer examination). Different types of scan
How a neuroendocrine tumour is treated will depend on yourindividual circumstances. For example, your treatment will depend on: where the tumour is how advanced your condition is your overallhealt
If you haveneuroendocrine tumours, your clinical team will pass information about you on to the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS). This helps scientists loo