The formation of tumor in the endocrine cells of the body is known as the endocrine tumor and when the cells affected are also nerve cells then the disorder developed is known as the neuroendocrine tumor (NET). The seriousness of the disorder depends upon the stage of its development and the organs to which this tumor has spread. Usually, this disease shows no symptom when it grows slowly but when this tumor grows fast or releases the hormones the person infected can recognize some symptoms.
Recently the Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has been diagnosed with the neuroendocrine tumor. Though his tweet he tried to clear the misconception of people that neuroendocrine tumor is concerned with some brain disease and urged everybody to gather the correct information about this disease.
In this article, we have made an attempt to provide the complete information about the neuroendocrine tumor.
NET can be of multiple types depending upon the body organ in which it is developed. Following are the types of this disease-
In the initial stage, there are not too many symptoms of NET however they may produce symptoms caused by the tumor's growth. The signs and symptoms of this disease depend upon their type, location and the factor that weather NET is functional or nonfunctional.
Some of the common symptoms of NETs are as follows:
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