carcinoid

Atypical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is an atypical carcinoid tumour? An atypical carcinoid tumour is a type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. In the lung, this tumour starts from the neuroendocrine cells normally found in the walls of the airways and is often located in the central part of the lung near the heart. Since it is …
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Typical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is a typical carcinoid tumour of the lung? A typical carcinoid tumour is a slow-growing type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. In the lung, this tumour starts from the neuroendocrine cells normally found in the walls of the airways and is often located in the central part of the lung near …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the colon

What is a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour in the colon? A well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of cancer made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. The tumour can develop anywhere along the length of the colon and rectum although it is most commonly found in the rectum. Pathologists divide well-differentiated NETs of the colon and …
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Neuroendocrine tumour

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 …
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Carcinoid

What is a carcinoid? A carcinoid is a tumour made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. Most carcinoids start in the lungs where they are divided into two groups – typical carcinoid and atypical carcinoid. Carcinoid tumours can also be found in the colon and pancreas where they are usually given the name well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour. …
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