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Is it possible to have the separate diagnoses of carcinoid syndrome and sarcoidosis at the same time?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
These are two separate diseases.
Carcionoid syndrome is flushing and diarrhea associated with a carcinoid tumor and sarcoidosis is a disorder in which the body makes granulomas, typically in e lungs.

In brief: Yes
These are two separate diseases.
Carcionoid syndrome is flushing and diarrhea associated with a carcinoid tumor and sarcoidosis is a disorder in which the body makes granulomas, typically in e lungs.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible
Sarcoidosis and carcinoid have been looked at together. There are patients who have had both.
Sometimes sarcoid lesions have been mistaken for metastasis, which was clarified by biopsy. Tumors can cause a reaction that looks like sarcoidosis. I highly advise working with your oncologist and other specialists to sort this out.

In brief: Possible
Sarcoidosis and carcinoid have been looked at together. There are patients who have had both.
Sometimes sarcoid lesions have been mistaken for metastasis, which was clarified by biopsy. Tumors can cause a reaction that looks like sarcoidosis. I highly advise working with your oncologist and other specialists to sort this out.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ???
Highly unusual. Second opinion is indicated.

In brief: ???
Highly unusual. Second opinion is indicated.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Certainly
The two are two unrealted entities.
Carcinoid syndrome (some symptoms are hot flash and diarrhea) is caused by hormones secreted by a rare type of cancer called neuroendocrine tumor. Sarcoidosis is not a cancer but rather an inflammatory condition where clumps of inflammatory cells aggregate in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, or other organs and may or may not cause symptoms.

In brief: Certainly
The two are two unrealted entities.
Carcinoid syndrome (some symptoms are hot flash and diarrhea) is caused by hormones secreted by a rare type of cancer called neuroendocrine tumor. Sarcoidosis is not a cancer but rather an inflammatory condition where clumps of inflammatory cells aggregate in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, or other organs and may or may not cause symptoms.
Dr. Hung Khong
Dr. Hung Khong
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