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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience in 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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Subtype of colon Ca: Mucin producing metastatic adenoca of the colon is derived from a primary adenoCa of colon producing large amounts of extracelluar mucin with greater ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Adenoma: Is a bening tumor. If left untreated, can become cancerous (adenocarcinoma).
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Good for symptoms: Sandostatin (octreotide) is a medication that decreases the release of hormones from carcinoid tumors, thereby decreasing symptoms of carcinoid (flush ... Read More
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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: These are two separate diseases. Carcionoid syndrome is flushing and diarrhea associated with a carcinoid tumor and sarcoidosis is a disorder in which ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Serious diagnosis: Glioblastoma multiforme is something that deserves aggressive attention. Although the overall prognosis for patients is poor, there are subsets of pat ... Read More
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not good: 5 year survival probably less than 5%. That even may be a bit high. Hope this helps.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Sometimes the only symptom is flushing with exercise or sudden increases in blood pressure. Depends on the location of the tumor, how much serotonin ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Carcinoid: It is a good test for carcinoid if the tumor is secreting serotonin frequently or constantly. About half do not or will intermittantly secrete it. Fac ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no symptoms. May have gradual onset of lack or appetite and gradual weight lo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience in Dentistry
Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Pathology specimen: The pathologist makes the diagnosis with the microscopic exam of a piece of the lesion. Even then, it can be challenging to get diagnosis. So the answ ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Unlikely: Carcinoid crisis is a possible complication in someone who has a carcinoid tumor. You don't say if you have been diagnosed with Carcinoid. General a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: There are both malignant and nonmalignant formsmof thymoma.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Benign almost always: These lesions are benign tumors arising on the basis of a developmental defect. Medical suggest that they are derived from the third branchial arch a ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Totally different: The chemical mediators for these two conditions are totally different even though both can cause flushing. MCAS can be diagnosed by a blood test, carc ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Rarely: Check this out! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860/dsection=symptoms.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
VERY uncommon: Primary carcinoid tumor of the kidney is a very rare tumor. The current world health organization classification of tumors of the kidney (iarc press, ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Malignancy and cancer are synonymous. A malignant tumor is cancer.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Cancer out of Origin: Cancer has already gone out of pancreas. One of the typical places it likes to go to is the liver. Disease is now spread beyond the primary site.
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
I have not: Carcinoid can occur anywhere, but the key question is did it start there (unheard of or very rare), or did it spread to the pleural space from somewhe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Multidisciplinary: Tratment is multidisciplinary between surgeons, medical oncologists and intervention radiologists often. The goal is symptom control with medications ... Read More
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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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Lots of other things ( good physical things) probably happened to you as well but were not reported here. This is at least partly a perceptual bias. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Those is no inherited predisposition to these tumors.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No association: EDS and Lupus are unassociated with carcinoid. The carcinoid syndrome is usually due to endocrinologically active malignant tumors that develop from ... Read More
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