Carcinoid tumors

 

What are these?

 

Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor that come from cells in the body called neuroendocrine cells. The neuroendocrine cells release hormones into the blood.

 

Tell me more.

 

These tumors usually begin in the lungs or the digestive (GI) tract, which includes the stomach, appendix, small intestine, colon and rectum.

 

Carcinoid tumors are more common in people over 60 years of age, and are also slightly more common amongst females than males. Carcinoid tumors are also more common in African American people than Caucasian people.

 

Diagnosis & Treatment

 

If diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor, depending on the size of the tumor and if it has spread, the following treatments will be considered:

 

In addition, there are a few treatment centers in the US that offer targeted therapies from new drugs that can fight carcinoid tumor growth by stopping certain proteins and receptors from aiding in growth of the cancer.

 

The known names of the current drugs used for targeted therapy are octreotide and interferon. If this is something you're interested in, ask your medical professional if these drugs could be effective for you.

 

 

What are these?

 

Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor that come from cells in the body called neuroendocrine cells. The neuroendocrine cells release hormones into the blood.

 

Tell me more.

 

These tumors usually begin in the lungs or the digestive (GI) tract, which includes the stomach, appendix, small intestine, colon and rectum.

 

Carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumors are more common in people over 60 years of age, and are also slightly more common amongst females than males. Carcinoid tumors are also more common in African American people than Caucasian people.

 

Diagnosis & Treatment

 

If diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor, depending on the size of the tumor and if it has spread, the following treatments will be considered:

 

In addition, there are a few treatment centers in the US that offer targeted therapies from new drugs that can fight carcinoid tumor growth by stopping certain proteins and receptors from aiding in growth of the cancer.

 

The known names of the current drugs used for targeted therapy are octreotide and interferon. If this is something you're interested in, ask your medical professional if these drugs could be effective for you.

 

Symptom list:

Carcinoid tumors