Fivefold increase in NET in 1996-2008 in Taiwan
Taiwan’s cancer registry of 2012 showed that each year, there are 1,000 new cases of NET cases, or neuroendocrine tumor patients. The 2013 data of the national health research academy showed that from 1996 to 2008, the “rate of occurrence of NET increased fivefold.”
The Changhua Christian Hospital says that NET is the result of change in the cells that control the secretion of hormones inside the body. Excessive secretion of hormones affect the intestinal tract and the pancreas.
It is now believed that many cancers, including pancreatic cancers and stomach cancers are the result of neuroendocrine tumor growths.