A neuroendocrine tumour is a condition where cells tend to change and even go out of control and form a mass. This cancerous tumour grows into your body and if found early can be treated and removed. A tumour can produce and release hormones causing serious illness. A tumour grows slowly and aggressively on the person suffering from the condition. Some of the symptoms of the disease are skin flushing or fluctuating blood sugar levels.
The symptoms vary depending on the part of the body the tumour grows, however sometimes people do not suffer any symptoms and still, the tumour can be diagnosed incidentally.
Types of a Neuroendocrine tumour and symptoms:
Pheochromocytoma: High blood pressure, sweating, nausea, anxiety attacks, fever, headaches, heart palpitations vomiting, clammy skin and rapid pulse.
Merkel cell cancer: Painless, firm, shiny lumps.
Neuroendocrine carcinoma: Diarrhea, persistent pain, cough or hoarseness, jaundice, unusual bleeding or discharge thickening or lump, weight gain or loss, persistent fever, headaches, anxiety, gastric ulcer disease, skin rash.
Neuroendocrine tumour is a condition found in around 1 million people in India. Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has also been diagnosed with the disease. He recently took to social media and revealed this information.