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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer 3 yrs ago. I am experiencing flushing can someone rec. A remedy.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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