Neuroendocrine tumor of the rectum

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Neuroendocrine tumor of the rectum

Synonyms: NET of the rectum | Rectal NET | Rectal neuroendocrine tumor

Neuroendocrine tumor of the rectum is a rare epithelial tumor of rectum arising from enterochromaffin cells most often in the mid-rectum. The tumors are slow growing in early stages majority are asymptomatic and are diagnosed incidentally. Later in the course the tumor may present with rectal bleeding abdominal or rectal pain tenesmus changes in bowel habits or weight loss. In some cases it may present with carcinoid symptoms of flushing and increased gut motility.

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My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.

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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