Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Lung: Medical Illustrations

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 02/2023

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a basic drawing of the main body parts affected by a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the lung. Use the menu to see other pages.

A lung NET may affect the bone, liver, and less commonly, the brain.

The lungs are located under the ribs, and above the liver, the adrenal gland, and the kidneys. The lungs are made up of 2 lobes, a right lobe and left lobe. A hollow tube, the trachea, carries air to the lungs, branching throughout both lobes. Lymph nodes, tiny, bean-shaped organs, are located in the lungs, the center of the chest, and elsewhere in the body. Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.

Copyright 2004. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale.

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It describes the factors that may increase the chance of developing a lung NET. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.