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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Those is no inherited predisposition to these tumors.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A carcinoid tumor is a specific type of malignancy developing from neuroendocrine tissues.
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Dr. Della Howell
23 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Carcinoid tumors: Are just one of the many different types of cancer that people can get.
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Carcinoid tumor: A carcinoid tumor is neuroendocrine tumor. So yes, it is a kind of cancer. It's very unique, and relatively uncommon.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
20 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
24 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
30 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
43 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
24 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
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Dr. Scott Welker
27 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

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