NCUK Virtual Patient Handbook

In this section we will look at 3 key types of symptoms associated with neuroendocrine cancer - that may occur before / after diagnosis: The physical presence of a cancer - it’s size, site and position The effects of functional neuroendocrine cancers - that is, signs, symptoms and syndromes associated with neuroendocrine-related hormone excess : these affect up to 40% of people with neuroendocrine cancer Paraneoplastic signs, symptoms / syndromes / “oncological emergencies” - the effects of cancer itself and the body’s response to it - approximately 1 in 5 people with a cancer, of any type, may develop a paraneoplastic syndrome.

Signs & Symptoms of Neuroendocrine Cancer - Before & After Diagnosis

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