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What is Carcinoid Tumors?

A group of symptoms that occur when a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) releases hormones into the bloodstream. Symptoms include diarrhea and facial flushing. These tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous, and most develop in the gastrointestinal tract, though they can also be found in other organs.

Typical Symptoms of Carcinoid Tumors

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Spots in mouth

  • Feeling down

  • Facial flushing

  • Diarrhea

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Carcinoid Tumors

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Do you have mouth sores?

  • Are you feeling down lately?

  • Do you currently have a red or flushed face?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

Treatmentof Carcinoid Tumors

Treatment includes addressing the tumor itself through surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Additionally, medications can slow down hormone production responsible for some symptoms. Meanwhile, simple steps like using cool towels on the face and avoiding alcohol can alleviate hot flash symptoms.

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References

  • Mulkeen A, Cha C. Gastric carcinoid. Curr Opin Oncol. 2005 Jan;17(1):1-6. doi: 10.1097/01.cco.0000147899.04701.c6. PMID: 15608504.

    https://journals.lww.com/co-oncology/Abstract/2005/01000/Gastric_carcinoid.2.aspx

  • Davila DG, Dunn WF, Tazelaar HD, Pairolero PC. Bronchial carcinoid tumors. Mayo Clin Proc. 1993 Aug;68(8):795-803. doi: 10.1016/s0025-6196(12)60641-7. PMID: 8331983.

    https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)60641-7/fulltext

  • Tiensuu Janson EM, Oberg KE. Carcinoid tumours. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 1996 Dec;10(4):589-601. doi: 10.1016/s0950-3528(96)90015-9. PMID: 9113314.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950352896900159?via%3Dihub

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Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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