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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: It depends if this is well, or a poorly differentiated tumor. Well differentiated tumors tend to grow much more slowly compared to poorly differentia ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
35 years: Cancers start as one cell which divides into 2 and then each of those cells divide making 4, etc. So tumors double in size at a regular interval which ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Slowly: Lung carcinoid tumors grow slower than other types of lung cancers.Typical carcinoids slow growing and rarely spread beyond lungs. Atypical carcinoids ... Read More
Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on size: Cancers grow by each of their cells dividing into 2. How often they divide depends on the cancer and is referred to as the doubling time (dt). The dou ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Slow: Usually on the slow side. Keep in mind there is no set, stable doubling time by cancer types.
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Dr. Barry Sheppard
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Like all cancers typical lung carcinoids have individual doubling times which have been reported to average 400 days but that is an average and there ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Not necessarily: Pet for carcinoid is not really "routine" but it is not at all unusual and it is certainly reasonable to get a postoperative baseline scan. Often depe ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hatem Asad
34 years experience Pulmonology
Carcinoid tumor: Carcinoid tumors should be monitored like any other lung tumors. Therefore it is recommended and follow up on patients for 5 years after surgery, in o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably Not: Would not expect a lung carcinoid to turn urine orange. Orange urine can be from liver failure and it may be possible for a carcinoid in the liver or ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no: How the surgeon finds and removes the nodule depends if the can feel it. What the surgeon typically does is deflate the lung and feels for the tumor. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Carcinoid: I am sorry. My previous answer was regarding sarcoid. However you are asking about carcinoid. Anyway, the treatment will depend on how many lesions fo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
19 years experience Medical Oncology
Unlikely, however...: A true typical lung carcinoid stage i that was fully taken out by surgery has very low chances of spreading. However, it is still possible for it to s ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually: The work up is done before, not during the surgery. Carcinoids of the lung usually are not symptomatic until metastatic, unless blocking a bronchus. ... Read More
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