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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour

What is a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour? A well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of cancer made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. The tumour is described as “well differentiated” because the cells in the tumour look very similar to normal, healthy neuroendocrine cells. These tumours can be found almost anywhere in the body. …
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Neuroendocrine tumour (NET)

What is a neuroendocrine tumour? A neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of cancer made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine tumours can be found almost anywhere in the body. Another name for this type of cancer is neuroendocrine neoplasm (NEN). What are neuroendocrine cells? Neuroendocrine cells are a specialized type of cell that are …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the stomach

What is a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour in the stomach? A well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) in the stomach is a type of cancer made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. These tumours are divided into three grades (1 through 3) with higher-grade tumours being associated with more aggressive behaviour and worse overall prognosis. Is well …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the appendix

What is a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour in the appendix? Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a cancer and the most common type of cancer in the appendix. The tumour is made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells that are normally found inside the appendix.  Pathologists divide well differentiated NETs of the appendix into three grades …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas

What is a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas? A well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour is a type of pancreatic cancer which starts from the neuroendocrine cells in the endocrine (hormone-producing) part of the pancreas.  These tumours are common in patients with the genetic syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). However, most patients with …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the colon and rectum

Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) of the colon and rectum is a type of cancer made up of 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 these tumours into three grades (G1 through G3) with higher-grade tumours …
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Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the colon and rectum

What is poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma? Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma is a type of colon cancer. It starts from specialized neuroendocrine cells normally found in the colon. Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma can develop anywhere along the length of the colon from the cecum to the rectum. It is an aggressive type of cancer that often …
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Carcinoid

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