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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Carcinoid syndrome?: I assume this is what you mean. Carcinoid syndrome is a disorder in which a malignancy called carcinoid secretes a hormone called serotonin. When se ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Serotonin: Carcinoid causes a release of a enzyme called serotonin. Serotonin can cuse flushing if the skin, a rapid heart rate, and diarrhea. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Carcinoid Flush: Carcinoids can release chemicals in your body which can cause bothersome diarrhea or flushing and other complaints, occasionally also vitamin deficien ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Vasodilation: Flushing is due to the release of peptides into the circulation that cause dilation of blood vessels. It is characteristic of carcinoid syndrome and c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Low grade lesions: Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors found in many organs of the body. Commonly they are found in the GI tract but can appear in the lung or ev ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Neuroendocrine tumor: Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing ove ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Carcinoid: It is a tumor, frequently arising in the intestine and may metastasize to the abdominal cavity, liver and lungs. It's associated with carcinoid syndro ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Difference in Grade: These are two terms used by pathologists to make a distinction between well differentiated carcinoid(called typical) and less than well differentiated ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Carcinoid: With carcinoid syndrome from carcinoid tumors, you would expect the symptoms of flushing and diarrhea to get worse as the disease progresses. It woul ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Episodes of Flushing: It is a complex of symptoms caused by carcinoid tumors once they have spread into the liver. Most patients experience hot flashes and diarrhea becaus ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very: Carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome are very rare.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Usually slow growth : They are usually slow-growing tumors that can behave in a benign or malignant manner. They usually start out in the intestine (stomach, small bowel, ... Read More
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