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Is carcinoid tumor the same thing as cancer?

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Dr. Edward Gold answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A carcinoid tumor is a specific type of malignancy developing from neuroendocrine tissues.

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Dr. Della Howell answered

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Are just one of the many different types of cancer that people can get.

Answered Nov 29, 2013

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A carcinoid tumor is neuroendocrine tumor. So yes, it is a kind of cancer. It's very unique, and relatively uncommon.

Answered Mar 5, 2017

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