Neuroendocrine tumours

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes asymptomatic, they can secrete abnormally high amounts of hormones that affect bodily functions and can cause digestive system problems, weight loss and flushing (redness of the skin and hot flushes).1 Learn more about this rare endocrine disease, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.

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1 Neuroendocrine tumours – NHS Choices [Internet]. Nhs.uk. [cited 20 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/neuroendocrine-tumours/Pages/Introduction.aspx Last accessed 18/07/2017
2 Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) | Cancer Research UK [Internet]. Cancerresearchuk.org. 2017 [cited 20 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/what-are-neuroendocrine-tumours Last accessed 18/07/2017
3 The NET Handbook – your guide to life with a neuroendocrine tumour. – NET Patient Foundation [Internet]. Netpatientfoundation.org. [cited 20 January 2017]. Available from: https://www.netpatientfoundation.org/support-information/general-information-on-net/the-net-handbook-your-guide-to-life-with-a-neuroendocrine-tumour/ Last accessed 28/12/2017
4 Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) – Understanding cancer – Macmillan Cancer Support [Internet]. Macmillan.org.uk. 2017 [cited 20 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/neuroendocrine-tumours-nets Last accessed 18/07/2017

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455