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what is carcinoid syndrome?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 because the tumor produced excess of chemicals like serotonin.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Any cure for carcinoid syndrome?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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 it cannot be cured, other treatments are given, both to slow the growth and to control the symptoms.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How rarely does one get carcinoid syndrome?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Very: Carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome are very rare.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I am being tested for carcinoid syndrome. How?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Blood and urine?: Usually, we start with blood and urine tests to see if there's elevated quantities of certain hormones (and byproducts).
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does carcinoid syndrome have any psychological symptoms?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Shock, dismay, depression associated with organic illness.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for carcinoid syndrome?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Multidisciplinary: Tratment is multidisciplinary between surgeons, medical oncologists and intervention radiologists often. The goal is symptom control with medications or surgery or tumor ablation. Medications such as octreotide control diarrhea, flushing, rash, etc. Tumor control is achieved by surgery or tumor ablation or regional chemothearpy.

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