Nonfunctional and Functional NETs


Nonfunctional and Functional NETs

Some NETs release hormones, which can cause a lot of disruptive symptoms. When a NET produces hormones, it is called a “functional” neuroendocrine tumor. When a NET does not produce hormones, it is called “nonfunctional.”

Nonfunctional and functional tumors are generally associated with gastrointestinal (GI), pancreatic, and lung NETs. Testing can help determine whether a tumor is functional or nonfunctional.

Nonfunctional and functional nets

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