neuroendocrine tumour

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. Pathologists divide well differentiated NETs of the stomach into three grades (see WHO grade below) with higher-grade tumours being associated with more aggressive behaviour and …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) of the appendix

What is a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour in the appendix? Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of 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 …
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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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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. Another name for this type of cancer is small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. The tumour often starts in the central portion of the lung, closest …
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Neuroendocrine cells

What are neuroendocrine cells? Neuroendocrine cells are specialized cells that function as part of both the nervous and endocrine systems of the body. Neuroendocrine cells are found throughout the body. Normal neuroendocrine cells are often hard to see under the microscope because they are small and hidden between other types of cells. When examined on …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas. by Stephanie Reid MD FRCPC, reviewed by our Patient Partners on August 26, 2020  Quick facts: Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of pancreatic cancer. People with the genetic syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia type …
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Pheochromocytoma

What is pheochromocytoma? A pheochromocytoma is a type of neuroendocrine tumour that starts from specialized neuroendocrine cells normally found in a part of the adrenal gland called the medulla. Most pheochromocytomas behave as non-cancerous tumours and will not spread to other parts of the body. What is the difference between a pheochromocytoma and a paraganglioma? Pheochromocytoma …
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Paraganglioma

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for paraganglioma. by Ashley Flaman MD and Bibianna Purgina MD FRCPC, updated December 31, 2020 Quick facts: A paraganglioma is a type of neuroendocrine tumour. Hormones produced by the tumour cells can cause symptoms such as a racing heart, headaches, sweating, and high blood …
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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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