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Why do your feet increase in size with carcinoid carcinoma?

Why do your feet increase in size with carcinoid carcinoma?

Hormones: A carcinoid tumor is made of hormone-producing cells. Some hormones directly cause vasodilation (like the redness of your skin when you're in a hot-tub) which cause your feet to swell. Other hormones can damage your heart valves, which can indirectly cause your feet to swell. Carcinoid tumors don't make your feet actually grow to my knowledge, but they can get quite swollen. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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My IgE levek is 159 kunits/l . Is this normal ? I have just had rectal carcinoid removed do I still have cancer in my body ?

My IgE levek is 159 kunits/l . Is this normal ? I have just had rectal carcinoid removed do I still have cancer in my body ?

probably not: For a detailed answer would need more detail about your rectal carcinoid: how big, microscopic appearance, etc. In general rectal carcinoids rarely spread to other areas of the body so if the margins around the carcinoid were clear then it is probably completely gone. To be safe repeat rectal examination and lab checks should be done to monitor possible recurrence. ...Read more

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What to do if i was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer 3 yrs ago. I am experiencing flushing can someone rec. A remedy.?

What to do if i was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer 3 yrs ago. I am experiencing flushing can someone rec. A remedy.?

Surgery: Find out from your physician whether you have carcinoid on board now and if so whether this is the cause of your flushing. If so, it is possible that your tumor can be debulked surgically even if it may not be curable. There may be pharmacologic options as well. ...Read more

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Frustrated about carcinoid cancer, what to do?

Frustrated about carcinoid cancer, what to do?

Proper work up: Carcinoids are low grade neuroendocrine tumors found in the GI tract and other areas related to the GI environment including pancreas, GB etc. A PET/CAT scan would reveal potential sites of origin or spread if present. In the liver, the hormones secreted produce the carcinoid syndrome. If latter present work up essential. If asymptomatic one should see a gastroenterologist for possible work up. ...Read more

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What should diet be for carcinoid cancer patient?

What should diet be for carcinoid cancer patient?

Tryptophan: Carcinoid patients need more tryptophan-rich protein than other folks, and plenty of vitamin b3, since there's extra synthesis of serotonin by the tumor. Beyond this, a sensible and prudent diet that the person likes. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a patient with carcinoid cancer?

What is the survival rate for a patient with carcinoid cancer?

Carcinoid cancer: That is very variable and it is essential that you sit down with your doctors and fully understand what they are telling you. The possibilities for good are what you want to hear and I hope that is the case. If they express concern you will frightened but please keep in mind that the methods for controlling cancers are moving forward very rapidly. I, and all others, wish you well. ...Read more

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Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid cancer?

Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid cancer?

Should be okay: Ginger root can help alleviate nausea. I don't see any problem if you want to take ginger root. You can also take it as ginger tea, ginger candy , besides the root. How bad is the liver function by the way? ...Read more

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Is carcinoid the same thing as cancer?

Is carcinoid the same thing as cancer?

Carcinoid tumors: Are just one of the many different types of cancer that people can get. ...Read more

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What are the types of a rear carcinoid cancer?

What are the types of a rear carcinoid cancer?

Depends: Rectal (i assume) carcinoids are all neuroendocrine cancers per pathology testing. However, there are subtypes based on degree of aggressiveness of the cancer. Aggressive carcinoids (high-grade) as well as non-aggressive carcinoids (low & intermediate grade) can be seen and differ in their tendency to spread to other organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more