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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience 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).
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Imaging too: If the blood and urine tests suggest carcinoid, a pet scan is the next best test to try to localize the tumor. Octreotide scanning does not have great ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
32 years experience 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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below: Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin by a carcinoid tumor.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Good idea: The usual screen is urinary 5hiaa. Seem chromogranin is a new pricy test. Good luck with this.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Restate question: Hello huzefafn8. Can you restate your question? In the current form it is not understandable.
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