neuroendocrine carcinoma

Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC)

What is a neuroendocrine carcinoma? Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) is a type of cancer made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine carcinoma can be found almost anywhere in the body. Other names for this type of cancer are poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasm (NEN). What are neuroendocrine cells? Neuroendocrine cells are a …
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Small cell carcinoma of the lung

What is small cell carcinoma of the lung? Small cell carcinoma is a type of lung cancer. It is made up of neuroendocrine cells that are normally found in the lungs. Small cell carcinoma is considered a very aggressive type of cancer and the tumour cells have often spread to other parts of the body …
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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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