Getting diagnosed

You usually start by seeing your GP if you have symptoms. They examine you and might refer you for tests or to a specialist. Some people are diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour when they are having tests for another condition.

Seeing your GP

You should see your doctor if you notice a change that isn't normal for you. Our tips can help you get the most out of your GP appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Your GP can arrange for you to see a specialist doctor if you have symptoms that could be due to cancer.

Tests for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

You might have a number of tests to help diagnose a neuroendocrine tumour or to see how big the NET is and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
10 Mar 2021
Next review due: 
10 Mar 2024
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