NET tumors are insidious and hidden behind the symptoms of other diseases


Above 50% from patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NOT) are misdiagnosed and initially treated incorrectly for an average of five to seven years. Extrapolated morbidity and morbidity from NET in Bulgaria, however, is 5,2 the case of 100 thousand. souls, which means 379 the patient annually in the country, ie. about 350 incorrectly diagnosed.

Neuroendocrine tumors most commonly form in the gut, pancreas and lungs. Some symptoms of NO – as a disorder, shortness of breath and heat waves, resemble those of more harmless diseases, which further complicates matters. According to the authoritative American information base for monitoring the spread of diseases, the frequency and prevalence of NET have increased by about 500% during the past 30 years.

The zebra is a symbol of the initiative for the promotion of the symptoms and the diagnosis of NET. The motto of the campaign is belief, that behind a horse's trot is not always a horse, sometimes it can be a zebra.


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