Did you know that about 1 in 4 NETs develop in the lungs?
Lung NETs are often overlooked, less frequently discussed, and more misunderstood than NETs that begin in the pancreas or GI tract. It can be frustrating for individuals and families living with a lung NET to find useful information or the right health care professional to work with. This special episode of NETWise covers all things Lung NETs.
Do you want to learn more about the classification of the different types of lung NETs? In this episode, we map out the lung NET classification system. While we mainly focus on typical and atypical carcinoids, we also included information about large cell and small cell lung cancer. We talk about each different type of lung NET, their distinctive characteristics, and what they have in common. We did not forget about DIPNECH. Information about this ultra-rare condition is also included in this episode.
This episode is for every person and family affected by lung NETs. We hear your call for more information. After you listen to this episode, you will have a better understanding of the classification system of lung NETs, surgical options (including the controversial ones), medical treatments, and how you can get involved with research to advocate for more approved treatment options.
Use our episode infographics to get a visual picture of some of the things we have discussed.
LungNETS: See the different types of LungNETs and how they differ in their aggressiveness and likelihood of spreading.