Neuroendocrine tumors, known as NET, may also be called neuroendocrine cancer. They form in cells of the neuroendocrine system
. The neuroendocrine system controls many functions in your body, like digestion and how your body responds to stress or injury.
There are many different types of neuroendocrine tumors. They vary in size and how fast they grow. Neuroendocrine tumors can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, like the liver or bone.
In fact, 1 out of every 2 patients is diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor that has already spread to another part of the body. This may happen because some NET:
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