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Are Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine the Same?

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Question

Can carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor be used interchangeably? Or is one not always the other or something?

Answer

Katie Fanslau, RN, MSN, Nurse in Nuclear Medicine at Penn Medicine responds.

There are a several different types of NETs (Neuroendocrine Tumors). So Carcinoid is a type of NET, but not all NETs are carcinoid. Other types include:

  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Neuroblastoma

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from the Focus on Neuroendocrine Tumors Webchat.

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