Raising awareness of neuroendocrine cancers around the world

NET Cancer Day

November 10

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Why is detection of NET cancers difficult?

NET cancers are difficult to detect for a number of reasons:

  • Size – they are often small; some NET cancers can be less than a centimeter in size
  • Location – NET cancers can occur almost anywhere in the body
  • Symptoms – these can vary enormously, and some patients have no symptoms at all
  • Testing – there are many different types of NET cancer, and a series of specialized tests is necessary. A biopsy is a definitive tool for a NET cancer diagnosis.