A member asked:

What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? after testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

The : The treatment and prognosis of any tumor or cancer in the lungs depends on the exact type of tumor and the stage. With the information provided here it is very difficult to provide a useful opinion. However, it would be unusual that a 4mm tumor in the lung would be the cause of all these symptoms. Perhaps, the tumor has grown significantly since it was first found and that is why your doctors are worried about it. If this turns out to be in fact a tumor or cancer (which is the same for practical pruposes) make sure that you ask your doctor the exact type of tumor and the stage. These two pieces of information are the key to be able to talk about prognosis. Best regards, ariel.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Jack Mutnick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin.

Answered 9/29/2013


Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Neuroendo tumors: Neuroendocrine tumors can make hormones that cause cushings syndrome, carcinoid syndrome, and acromegaly. I am not aware of a relationship between neuroendo tumors and graves. Graves hyperthyroidism can cause your symptoms. The lung tumor and the graves may be two separate issues. See your endocrinologist and other doctors to help sort this out.

Answered 11/2/2013



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