Although neuroendocrine tumors (NETs, which you may also hear referred to as carcinoid tumors, GI-NETs, GEP-NETs, pancreatic NETs, and lung NETs) affect only a small percentage of the general population at any one time, the number of people being newly diagnosed with NETs overall is believed to be rising.
This is mainly due to increased awareness of the condition and improved diagnostic testing.
NETs are now one of the fastest growing class of cancers worldwide, accounting for around 2% of all cancers. Depending on the type of tumor, most NETs occur in people 50 to 60 years of age, but they can affect anyone of any age and generally affect the same number of men and women equally.
Find out how NETs are diagnosed and the tools doctors may use to help.Diagnosing
The emotional, physical, and social challenges of living with NETs.Living with NETs
Living with NETs is not something that you have to do alone. Find help and support.Get support
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