Causes of Neuroendocrine Tumor

When you have an idea about the risk factor or cause of your disease then it becomes really easy for you to discuss about it with your physician in detail and same is true for Neuroendrocrine Tumor .If you don’t know about this, please follow this link what is Neuroendocrine Tumor?

The following are some risk factors and cause that may lead to development of a Neuroendocrine Tumor:

Age: It is said that the risk of this cancer is more for the people over age 40 than others. For example Pheochromocytoma  is mostly apparent in  ages of 40 and 60 while Merkel cell cancer is most common in over 70 people.

Gender: This cancer is also some what depends on gender as men have more chances of this cancer growth than women and the ratio of Phechromocytoma is by a three to two . Moreover, the Merkel cell cancer affects more men in comparison of women.

Race/Ethnicity: This factor is also considerable for Neuroendocrine cancer. According to one research, it is reveled that white people have higher risk of becoming a target of  Merkel cell cancer than the peope of other race.But ther come also  some reports in which it is pointed that some Black people and Polynesians may be affected by this tumor.

Family History: It is shown in the study that almost ten percent of pheochromocytoma cases are just because of hereditary

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1):It  is a hereditary condition  due to which the risk  of  this tumor growth boosts up in three glands; : pituitary, parathyroid, and pancreas

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2): It is another hereditary condition that is a cause of various cancers such as  medullary thyroid cancer , pheochromocytoma etc.

Immune System: The risk for Neuroendocrine  tumor increase in the  People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).Moreover,  it may happen in some  people that immune system is weakened  because of organ transplantation ; in these people the risk of such tumor is more high than that of a person with strong immunity power..

Arsenic exposure: One must avoid the excessive exposure to the poison arsenic because it may lead to Merkel cell cancer.

Sun exposure: The Doctors also suggest that one must avoid the direct exposure to sun light because Merkel cell cancer is resulted on the sun-exposed areas of the head and neck.

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