NET info in English
Film from the NET Patient Foundation, UK
The what, why, when and how of NET treatments, by Dr Juan Valle. Talk given at the NET Patient Foundation Patient Meeting at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, in May 2012
NET Patient Foundation
Brochures and leaflets about NET in English from the NET patient foundation:
Neuroendocrine cancer community website UK
What are lung carcinoid tumors?
Lung carcinoid tumors are an uncommon type of tumor that starts in the lungs. They tend
to grow slower than other types of lung cancers. They are made up of special kinds of
cells called neuroendocrine cells.
To understand lung carcinoid tumors, it helps to know something about the normal
structure and function of the lungs, as well as the neuroendocrine system.
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
Neuroendocrine tumors that arise in the pancreas are known as islet cell carcinomas or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.. Islet cell tumors are not the same as carcinoid
tumors. They have a different outlook and respond differently to treatment. These tumors
are not discussed further in this document. For more information about pancreatic
neuroendocrine tumors, please see our document, Pancreatic Cancer.
Carcinoid is the term used to describe well to moderately differentiated neuroendocrine tumors in the stomach, intestine, appendix, rectum