What is a neuroendocrine tumor? And what are its types?
Neuroendocrine tumors, in short NET, are a rare kind of tumor found in the human body. If you get proper treatment and detect the tumor in an early stage, you can live life with NET. Let’s try to understand what a neuroendocrine tumor is. There is no specific area or place where the tumor cell can develop. In neuroendocrine tumors, the endocrine and nervous systems interact through specialized neuroendocrine cells, which grow and divide uncontrollably. The assemblage of the cells can accumulate to form a tumor. Some specific types of neuroendocrine tumors include:
Those suffering from neuroendocrine tumors should consult a specialist who can offer them the right treatment. With the right qualification and years of experience, Dr. Priya Tiwari can help you to get the best neuroendocrine treatment in Delhi. She is a neuroendocrine specialist in Delhi who will provide you with the best supportive care and treatment.
As we mentioned, the neuroendocrine tumor can occur in any body part. The type of NET depends on their location. There is a high incidence of NETs developing in the gastrointestinal tract. The next most common place for developing neuroendocrine tumors is lunge(30%). Around 7% of NETs develop in the pancreas ( located in the abdomen). For those suffering from NET, it is advisable to seek the best neuroendocrine tumor treatment in Delhi.
It is possible that you don't have any system while developing the Neuroendocrine tumors in your body. If you experience the following symptoms, you should consult a doctor. Symptoms and signs of neuroendocrine tumors may include:
An excess of hormones produced by neuroendocrine tumors (functional tumors) may lead to the following:
Yes, the neuroendocrine tumor is curable if you get the right treatment. Surgery is the most common treatment to cure. Besides, depending on the tumor size and location, the doctor suggests the right treatment for the patient. Common treatment of NET:
Sometimes, "debulking surgery" is recommended when complete tumor removal is impossible.