Wellness - Chronic Illnesses | 0-18 yrs

Neuroendocrine Tumour: How It Affects Adults And Children


Actor Irrfan Khan recently revealed he is suffering from a ‘unique disease’. The disease in question is neuroendocrine tumour. But, do you know what is this type of tumour?

Neuroendocrine tumour usually form in the lining of the stomach or the intestines but can form in other organs of the body as well. Also referred to as carcinoid tumours, neuroendocrine tumours are relatively less occurring in children and young adults.

Go through this ClipBook that takes a comprehensive look at this disease including risk factors and whether it can be treated.


What Are Neuroendocrine Tumours?

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), sometimes referred to as carcinoids, are abnormal growths that begin in the neuroendocrine cells, which are distributed widely throughout the body. Various types of neuroendocrine tumours can occur in many places in ...

Causes Of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Experts don't know exactly what causes neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). But a bunch of things can make you more likely to get them. Doctors call these "risk factors." They might be certain diseases or other situations you don't have any control over...

Neuroendocrine Tumors (Carcinoid Tumors) In Children

Sometimes neuroendocrine tumours in children form in the appendix (a pouch that sticks out from the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine). A tumour is often found during surgery to remove the appendix.

Neuroendocrine Tumor/Carcinoid Tumor: Can These Tumors Be Inherited?

Specific genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities are associated with a predisposition for developing neuroendocrine/carcinoid tumours. While the majority of neuroendocrine/carcinoid tumours are not associated with a genetic syndrome (spora...

Neuroendocrine Tumor: Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing a tumour. Although risk factors often influence the development of a neuroendocrine tumour, most do not directly cause it. Some people with several risk factors never develop...

Neuroendocrine Tumour: Treatment Options

In caring for a person with a tumour, different types of doctors often work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments. Descriptions of the most common treatment options for a neuroendocrine t...

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