Net Cancer Foundation provides people who have been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour with the help and support they need.
Net Cancer Foundation brings people together internationally from all backgrounds to increase the links between patients, doctors, clinicians & researchers.
Net Cancer Foundation builds upon our interconnected relationships to support the free flowing knowledge around Neuroendocrine Tumours.
NETs are also known as neuroendocrine tumours.
Neuroendocrine tumours are rare cancers that begin in specialised cells called neuroendocrine cells. These neuroendocrine cells are similar traits to those of nerve cells and hormone producing cells. These hormones control how different organs in the body work. NETs can occur anywhere in the body e.g. bowel, lungs and stomach.
The exact cause of neuroendocrine tumours is still not fully understood.
There is research to suggest that your chance of developing a tumour is increased if you have 1 of the following inherited conditions:
Neuroendocrine cancers can also be known as carcinoids, gastroenteropancreatic NET, islet cell tumor, gastrinoma, glucagonoma, and insulinoma.
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