The Expert Neuroendocrine Tumor Care You Need

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are very rare. They make up just 2% of treated cancers in the United States. That’s why if you or someone you love is affected by NETs, you need specialized care from experts.

The doctors and staff at Ochsner specialize in the diagnosis and management of all forms of NETs. Our NET program, which is an affiliation between Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner and Louisiana State University Health Science Center is one of the largest NET programs in the country. We have treated thousands of patients in the United States and abroad and are seeing superior outcomes.


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*A Single Institution's Experience with Surgical Cytoreduction of Stage IV, Well- Differentiated, Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors. Boudreaux, Wang, et al. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 218:837-845.

What Is a Neuroendocrine Tumor?

A neuroendocrine tumor (NET) is a rare hormone-producing tumor that can originate anywhere in the body. While some NETs are benign, carcinoid tumors are the most commonly detected NETs, and they are usually found in the lungs or the gastrointestinal tract. Most of the time, the tumor is very slow growing, and it is often difficult to diagnose. Patients may present have vague symptoms such as flushing, diarrhea, palpitations, cardiac disease or wheezing. Because of the difficulty in diagnosing these tumors, diagnosis is delayed on average of 10 years.

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—John A., Birmingham, Alabama

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