Neuroendocrine Tumors


Commonly abbreviated as NET for convenience, neuroendocrine tumors may be cancerous or benign and most frequently develop in the gastrointestinal tract or the lungs, though other areas are possible. Neuroendocrine cells possess qualities of both hormone-producing endocrine cells, as well as nerve cells. A functional NET is one which forces the release of excess amounts of hormones from the cells which can then translate into many different complications.