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Colon – Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour

by Ipshita Kak MD FRCPC, updated on September 20, 2019 Quick facts: A well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour is a type of cancer that develops from specialized neuroendocrine cells in the colon. This tumour can develop anywhere along the length of the colon. In this article you will learn about: The normal colon Neuroendocrine cells What …
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What is a neuroendocrine tumour?

A neuroendocrine tumour is a type of tumour made up of specialized cells called neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine cells are part of both the nervous and endocrine systems of the body. There are many different types of tumours made up of neuroendocrine cells. The name of the tumour depends on the location in the body and …
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What are neuroendocrine cells?

Neuroendocrine cells are specialized cells that are part of both the nervous and endocrine systems of the body. Neuroendocrine cells are normally found throughout the body. Neuroendocrine tumours There are many different types of tumours made up of neuroendocrine cells. The name of the tumour depends on the location in the body and the way …
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