Season 2 Episode 14

Neuro Endocrine Tumors, NETS

NETS

In this episode we will discuss NETS, with Lyn Wilson, a firefighter currently living in the UK. 

Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs). Rare cancer that used to be labelled a Carcinoid (“cancer-like”). In years gone by they thought this was 'like a cancer, but wasn’t.' It’s very slow growing and doesn’t show up on normal blood tests etc. So the Tumours ‘hide’ and are often not found for many years. It can take many years for the cancer to move into stage 4. NETs don’t normally respond to chemo or radiotherapy. And they are often treated with nuclear therapy.