Supporting the

Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

National Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Cancer incl MCC Natter

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (NCUK) G3NC Peer Support is the NCUK’s online support group for those, living in the UK and/or under the care of the NHS, affected by High Grade Neuroendocrine Cancer – that is Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Tumour (G3NET) and Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (G3 NEC): which includes Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)

Not all cancers are the same or behave in the same way. Some may grow very slowly, may not have invaded nearby structures, or spread to other parts of the body at the time of diagnosis – but they have the potential to. However some may have already spread at the time of diagnosis.

The stage is where the cancer is – and whether it has spread. There are usually 4 stages.

The grade is the rate at which the Neuroendocrine Cancer grows. You might see this referred to as ‘Ki67’ or ‘Mitotic Index’ mentioned in your clinic letters or medical reports.

Grade 1 is usually slow-growing through to Grade 3, a more aggressive, rapidly growing disease.

This group is for those with High Grade (that is Grade 3) Neuroendocrine Cancer – whether NET or NEC: including MCC.

Further information on the differences in Neuroendocrine Cancer – including Grading v Staging can be found here

NCUK HGNC Peer Support provides an opportunity, a forum, for those affected by High Grade (G3) Neuroendocrine Cancer  to meet others in similar situations, with a similar diagnosis, symptoms, treatments or follow up plans : A chance to share thoughts, research, get support, or just to chat with others also affected by High-grade disease.

This National HGNC Natter will take place on Tuesday 31st January 2023 – starting at 6:30pm (18:30 hrs) UK time

To join this Natter you can SELF-REGISTER here

Please note that you will need to re-register for each meeting you would like to attend: the dates for 2023 are 25th April, 25th July and 31st October

For information on Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Cancer – you can visit our High-Grade webpage here

For information on Merkel Cell Carcinoma – you can visit our MCC webpage here


Jan 31 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm