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What is prostate cancer with endocrine dysfunction called?

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Dr. Esmeralda Sera


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Posted on Wed, 16 May 2018 in Cancer
Question: What is a prostate cancer with endocrinologist symptom? YYYY@YYYY
Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Prostate cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

This type of prostate cancer it’s called NET

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are neoplasms that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. Many are benign, while some are malignant.

They have different symptoms and treatment from prostate cancer

Hope this helps you

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