Neuroendocrine Tumors

Neuroendocrine tumors are slow growing cancers that arise from neuroendocrine cells and are often found in the gastrointestinal tract. Also referred to as carcinoid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, or NETs, is a rare cancer which affects about 12,000 patients each year. Unfortunately, about 90% of new patients are incorrectly diagnosed or receive a delayed diagnosis because the symptoms are often confused with other gastrointestinal concerns. At Smilow Cancer Hospital, our specialists in gastrointestinal cancers have unique experience caring for patients with NETs, both at the time of diagnosis and throughout the continuum of their treatment.