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What type of neuroendocrine tumor do you have?

Neuroendocrine tumor in your stomach or intestines

Your doctor may call the neuroendocrine tumor in your stomach or intestines a gastrointestinal (GI) neuroendocrine tumor or a carcinoid tumor. Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumor.

Neuroendocrine tumor in your pancreas

Your doctor may call the neuroendocrine tumor in your pancreas a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, an islet cell tumor, or a pNET. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are different from other types of pancreatic cancer because they form from neuroendocrine cells in your pancreas. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are less common than other types of pancreatic cancer. They are typically associated with better outcomes.

Neuroendocrine tumor in your lungs

Your doctor may call the neuroendocrine tumor in your lungs a lung neuroendocrine tumor or a bronchial NET. They form from neuroendocrine cells in your lungs. Lung neuroendocrine tumors are different from other types of lung cancers. Although rare, lung NET can cause symptoms from hormone secretion and can be difficult for doctors to find. Lung neuroendocrine tumors are not as common as other types of lung cancers.