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Carcinoid Tumor Overview

What are carcinoid tumors?

From WebMD:
"Most carcinoid tumors start in the gut, including the intestines, appendix, rectum, colon, stomach, and pancreas. These tumors can also be found in the lungs, ovary, and elsewhere.  Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor, which means they come from cells of the nervous and endocrine system."

According to the National Cancer Institute, these tumors are usually diagnosed in adults, however, they are sometimes found in children.


Learn more about symptoms, treatment & risk factors from NCI.


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Carcinoid tumors are one type of cancer that
 has seen dramatic increases in recent years, many suspect changes in our food may be the cause.
Inceased incidence in carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumor locations

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