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Everything You Need to Know about LungNets
What is LungNets? Lung Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a type of lung cancer and are classified into four different categories with different courses. These are an uncommon type of tumor that start in the lungs and can occur at any age. Some tumors grow slow while some are aggressive. Some might not grow at all for months or even years. They develop in the lungs or airways, often in the airways. Classifications of Lung NETs: Typical carcinoid: Typical carcinoids grow very slowly and rarely spread outside the lungs. They are also called carcinoid tumors. The cells look and act much like normal cells. Atypical carcinoid: As opposite to typical carcinoid, atypical carcinoids grow very fast. These often spread to the liver and bones. Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma: This aggressive lung cancer type is encountered four times as frequently in men than in women. Though there is no standard treatment for large cell neuroendocrine cancer, but is treated in pretty much the same way as SCLC.