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What's the safest way to treat carcinoid tumors?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Location? extent?

Tumors of neuroendocrine origin; can be hard to localize; can be in appendix, rectum, bowel, stomach/duodenum, ovaries, bronchi (breathing tubes), elsewhere.
"low" malignant potential, but can be aggressive, spread; can cause abd pain, ;"syndrome" with flushing, wheezing, murmurs, etc. Small ones can be cured by surgical removal; may need chemo, embolization, or octreotide rx for symptom control.

In brief: Location? extent?

Tumors of neuroendocrine origin; can be hard to localize; can be in appendix, rectum, bowel, stomach/duodenum, ovaries, bronchi (breathing tubes), elsewhere.
"low" malignant potential, but can be aggressive, spread; can cause abd pain, ;"syndrome" with flushing, wheezing, murmurs, etc. Small ones can be cured by surgical removal; may need chemo, embolization, or octreotide rx for symptom control.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Surgical removal

Removal of all measureable disease has the greatest impact on survival.
When the disease is located in several sites, control of symptoms becomes the next highest priority since uncontrolled symptoms can affect both quantity and quality of life. Local therapies to the liver are commonly used for patients with liver only or liver dominant spread.

In brief: Surgical removal

Removal of all measureable disease has the greatest impact on survival.
When the disease is located in several sites, control of symptoms becomes the next highest priority since uncontrolled symptoms can affect both quantity and quality of life. Local therapies to the liver are commonly used for patients with liver only or liver dominant spread.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Carcinoid

Carcinoid tumors can arise from many different organs.
The best way to treat them is surgical excision if possible. There are medical treatments available for non-resectable tumors or metastatic tumors that are partially effective.

In brief: Carcinoid

Carcinoid tumors can arise from many different organs.
The best way to treat them is surgical excision if possible. There are medical treatments available for non-resectable tumors or metastatic tumors that are partially effective.
Dr. Gregory Ginn
Dr. Gregory Ginn
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