Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Lung: Medical Illustrations

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 12/2019

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

A lung NET may affect the brain, bone, and/or the liver.

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.

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains 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.