Bronchial neuroendocrine tumor
Synonyms: Bronchial NET
A rare neuroendocrine neoplasm characterized by origin from pulmonary neuroendocrine cells and ranging from low-grade typical carcinoid and intermediate-grade atypical carcinoid to high-grade large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and small-cell carcinoma. Two thirds of the tumors are located in the major bronchi with a predilection for the right lung in particular the middle lobe. Most patients with central bronchial tumors present with hemoptysis cough recurrent pulmonary infections fever chest discomfort and unilateral wheezing while peripheral carcinoids are usually discovered only incidentally. Carcinoid syndrome or Cushing syndrome are very rare. The tumors may be part of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.
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Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network Inc
The Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer, providing support for caregivers and people with NETs, and funding for NET cancer research. Since 2003, it has been our mission, or as we like to say, our passion, to educate and support the NET community as a whole. That’s our thing.
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