Neuroendocrine Tumor Day
On Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day, neuroendocrine organizations such as the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation work to raise awareness about neuroendocrine tumors and available treatment. Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day, observed on November 10, is a time to learn more about carcinoid tumors and other neuroendocrine tumors.
A neuroendocrine tumor (NET) grows in the body's neuroendocrine system, which is a network of nerve cells and hormone-producing endocrine cells. These tumors can either be benign or cancerous. There are several types of NETs, but the most common places for them to begin are the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs, where they are known as carcinoid tumors.