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are carcinoid tumors linked to asbestos

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
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Dr. Della Howell
22 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: At this time there is no proven link between carcinoid tumors and asbestos. Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Carcinoid tumors are not benign. They are typically (but not always) slower growing than other tumors. They can spread if not found and therefore sho ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Carcinoid tumors can spread like any other cancer. Symptoms are usually related to the substances produced by the tumor making it into the circulation ... Read More
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Confusing: Carcinoid tumors are classified as typical or atypical depending on what they look like under the microscope and how this relates to how they behave c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience General Surgery
Neuroendocrine tumor: It is a relatively benign type of tumor that can secrete a variety of hormones, most notably serotonin. They are most commonly found in the gut or the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Confirmation of diagnosis is via a biopsy; other tests include blood tests (blood counts, chemistries, serotonin, chromogranin), urine tests (for 5hia ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Location? extent?: Tumors of neuroendocrine origin; can be hard to localize; can be in appendix, rectum, bowel, stomach/duodenum, ovaries, bronchi (breathing tubes), els ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Carcinoid tumor: Carcinoid tumors can be found in several places in the intestines. They do not cause symptoms unless the liver is affected. Carcinoid syndrome can be ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Long yet variable: Carcinoid tumors are slow growing cancers which can exist in the body for 10-20+ years without causing a major threat to life. But this depends on whe ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Not always!: The most common place to have a carcinoid is the appendix. When the tumor is there, and most of the other common locations which are in the intestina ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Avoidance: Avoid chocolate, wine, bananas.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not known: Carcinoid tumors of the bowel are neuroendocrine tumors that have a high propensity of spreading to the liver and producing the carcinoid syndrome. T ... Read More

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