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What is the survival rate for carcinoid syndrome?

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In brief: Depends on stage

Carcinoid syndrome is different than having a carcinoid tumor. The syndrome is caused by the tumor secreting a hormone (serotonin) which can cause flushing, heart palptitations, and diarrhea.
Can get carcinoid tumors in the tracheobronchial tree and gastrointestinal ttact. Survival depends on whether the tumor can be removed, and whether it has read to other organs.

In brief: Depends on stage

Carcinoid syndrome is different than having a carcinoid tumor. The syndrome is caused by the tumor secreting a hormone (serotonin) which can cause flushing, heart palptitations, and diarrhea.
Can get carcinoid tumors in the tracheobronchial tree and gastrointestinal ttact. Survival depends on whether the tumor can be removed, and whether it has read to other organs.
Dr. Lee Pederson
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
the prognosis is also based on the ability to control symptoms thereby relieving some of the downstream consequences of high levels of the circulating mediator.
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