Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

carcinoid syndrome

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in 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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Very: Carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome are very rare.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood and urine?: Usually, we start with blood and urine tests to see if there's elevated quantities of certain hormones (and byproducts).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Confirm: First you have to confirm the diagnosis. If diagnosis made, then the extent of disease needs to be evaluated. If limited and no symptoms, there is n ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Years: It is almost always in years, depending on the extent of disease. It is a wide range, anywhere from a year and a half to 12-15 years.
5
5 thanks
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See below: Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin by a carcinoid tumor.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Good idea: The usual screen is urinary 5hiaa. Seem chromogranin is a new pricy test. Good luck with this.
1
1 thank
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes, sometimes: Carcinoid syndrome is a symptom of a carcinoid tumor. If found early, carcinoid tumors can be removed surgically, and sometimes cured by surgery. If i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on stage: Carcinoid syndrome is different than having a carcinoid tumor. The syndrome is caused by the tumor secreting a hormone (serotonin) which can cause flu ... Read More
1
1 comment
3
3 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Restate question: Hello huzefafn8. Can you restate your question? In the current form it is not understandable.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month