Neuroendocrine tumors are tumors that form in the various neuroendocrine cells throughout the body. There are several different kinds of neuroendocrine tumors, each with its own unique set of symptoms. However, there are a number of less common symptoms that many people don’t associate with a neuroendocrine tumor. These include:
- A skin rash, which can be caused by a carcinoid tumor or a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
- A rapid heart rate, which can be caused by a tumor in the adrenal gland
- Nausea or vomiting, which can occur if the neuroendocrine tumor affects the GI tract
- Pain, which can occur in any part of the body, depending on where the tumor is located
- Unintentional weight gain, which can occur if the tumor affects the thyroid gland
It is important to note that these symptoms can have many more common, less serious causes than a neuroendocrine tumor. If you are experiencing any neuroendocrine tumor symptoms, schedule an appointment with an experienced physician to receive an accurate diagnosis.
What should I do if I have symptoms of a neuroendocrine tumor?
If you are showing symptoms of a neuroendocrine tumor, request an appointment at Moffitt Cancer Center, where our experienced physicians can conduct a series of tests to determine whether a neuroendocrine tumor is present. If cancer is found, our multispecialty team will review the specifics of your case to ensure your treatment plan is tailored to address the challenges of your unique cancer. Through our robust clinical trials program, you may also have an opportunity to benefit from the most recent developments in treatment before those options are made widely available.