Neuroendocrine cells are nerve cells which are specialised in generating certain types of hormones. This form of cancer is rare with two main sub-groups; carcinoid tumours and gastroenteropancreatic tumours. These tumours may be hormone secreting (functioning) or non hormone secreting (non functioning).
Your doctor/consultants will be able to discuss your condition with you following diagnosis and advise of treatment options.
Things to look out for
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Skin flushes
- Shortness of breath and/or wheezing
You are likely to experience further symptoms but these are dependent on where in the body the tumour has occurred.