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Call for better awareness of ‘quiet cancers’

Oct 5, 2022

It was the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011 and American soul singer Aretha Franklin in 2018.

It’s the cancer that RTÉ journalist, Tommie Gorman has been living with for more than 20 years, yet neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are still not widely known cancers.

Often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all for several years, these rare cancers are often called the quiet cancers.

A small group of NET patients are now keen to speak out about their condition so that doctors begin to consider that common symptoms such as severe indigestion and heartburn and diarrhoea might be something more complex.


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