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Lung neuroendocrine tumors

Lung neuroendocrine tumors, known as lung NET, are a rare form of lung cancer. Some doctors may refer to them as lung carcinoids or bronchial NET. Lung neuroendocrine tumors start in your lungs, but can spread to the outer area of your lungs.
Lung neuroendocrine cancers are different than other types of lung cancers. Lung neuroendocrine tumors are typically associated with better outcomes.
  • Lung neuroendocrine tumors make up about 2% of all lung tumors. They make up about 25% of all types of neuroendocrine tumors
  • Some types of lung neuroendocrine tumors can cause symptoms that make them seem like other respiratory diseases
  • However, some patients may not have symptoms at the time they are diagnosed