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What kind of food should one stay away from if diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome?

Avoid tyramine: Alcohol, aged cheeses, avocado, and processed foods containing tyramine may increase symptoms such as flushing, wheezing and diarrhea. Avoid them! ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Carcinoid (Definition)

Carcinoid tumor is a condition in which a person has this rare and slow-growing tumor, usually in his intestinal system or his lungs. Carcinoid tumors usually don't cause symptoms until many years later, when they can produce hormones (chemicals that flow in the blood to other parts of the body and cause changes there) that lead to redness in the face and ...Read more


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Could this carcinoid syndrome if any type of tumors?

Could this carcinoid syndrome if any type of tumors?

Restate question: Hello huzefafn8. Can you restate your question? In the current form it is not understandable. ...Read more

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My mother has been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome, is it a type of cancer.?

My mother has been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome, is it a type of cancer.?

Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid syndrome is cluster of symptoms that can include-chronic flushing and/or diarrhea/wheezings which is the result of secretion of serotonin and other vasoactive substances into the systemic circulation. The carcinoid syndrome is primarily associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors usually from the midgut - to the liver. Carcinoid is a type of cancer- neuroendocrine tumor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome, a type of cancer.?

Depends on the stage: She needs a comprehensive examination to understand the extent of the carcinoid, and where it originates from. In most situations, the carcinoid tumor is surgically removed. Sometimes the carcinoid is too advanced to be able to successfully remove. In these situations other therapies such as chemotherapy or ablation techniques are considered. Hormone symptoms can be controlled with medications. ...Read more

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My mother has been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome. Is that a type of cancer?

My mother has been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome. Is that a type of cancer?

Yes: Hi. Yes, carcinoid syndrome is characterized by flushing and diarrhea and is caused by a carcinoid tumor in the gut. The tumor may be small and hard to localize. Her endocrinologist will explain all of this. ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival for carcinoid syndrome?

Years: It is almost always in years, depending on the extent of disease. It is a wide range, anywhere from a year and a half to 12-15 years. ...Read more

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What to do if you possible have carcinoid syndrome?

What to do if you possible have carcinoid syndrome?

Confirm: First you have to confirm the diagnosis. If diagnosis made, then the extent of disease needs to be evaluated. If limited and no symptoms, there is nothing to do. If there is extensive disease, then either systemic therapy alone or along with surgical intervention. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am being tested for carcinoid syndrome. How?

I am being tested for carcinoid syndrome. How?

Imaging too: If the blood and urine tests suggest carcinoid, a pet scan is the next best test to try to localize the tumor. Octreotide scanning does not have great resolution. There are newer imaging studies available at select centers. These scans use a higher resolution marker to better see small volume disease. This can help us understand extent of disease and symptoms better. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Carcinoid Syndrome (Definition)

Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin ...Read more