Neuroendocrine Tumours


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:

  • Diarrhoea
  • 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.