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Lung neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare cancers that can start in different areas of the body, including the lungs.  

Some lung NETs are called carcinoid tumours.

What are lung neuroendocrine tumours?

Find out what lung NETs are, how common they are and what increases the risk of developing a lung NET.

Symptoms of lung NETs

Find out about the possible symptoms and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

Find out how to get the most out of your GP appointment, the specialist you might see, and the tests you may have to diagnose a lung NET.

Stages, types and grades of lung NETs

The stage, type and grade of a lung NET helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.


The treatment depends on the type of lung NET, where the tumour is, its size and whether it has spread (the stage).

Follow up

After treatment you have regular follow up appointments and might need to have some tests.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest research into lung NETs and see how you can take part in a clinical trial.


Find out about survival for the different types of lung NETs.

Living with NETs

Get practical and emotional support to help you cope with a neuroendocrine tumour.

Last reviewed: 
14 May 2018

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