Reducing your risk for neuroendocrine tumours
You may lower your risk of developing neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) by doing the following.
Find out if you’re at high risk
Some people with certain conditions have a higher than average risk for developing some types of NETs. Talk to your doctor about your risk. If you are at higher than average risk, you may need a personal plan for testing. This may include genetic risk assessment and testing for certain hereditary conditions, which are disorders that are passed from a parent to their child through genes.
Find out more about genetic testing.
Be a non-smoker and avoid second-hand smoke
Living smoke-free significantly reduces the risk of developing many cancers and may reduce the risk of developing NETs. If you smoke, get help to quit.
Find out more about smoking and tobacco.
The basic biological unit of heredity passed from parents to a child. Genes are pieces of DNA and determine a particular characteristic of an individual.
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