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Carcinoid Tumors Directory
Most carcinoid tumors, which usually appear in the gastrointestinal tract and sometimes the lung, are slow-growing tumors that can be treated and often cured, especially in their early stages. Symptoms include flushing of the skin, diarrhea, and if in the lung, constriction of the airways. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about carcinoid tumors, what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, and much more.
Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)
NETs are rare tumors that cause many different symptoms, but there are many ways to treat them.
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of carcinoid tumors, a type of cancer that can show up in many different places in your body.
Carcinoid syndrome is a group of symptoms you might get if you already have carcinoid tumors, a type of cancer. Find out what you can do about it.
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
An upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the interior lining of your esophagus, your stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum) through a thin, flexible viewing instrument called an en
Treating Carcinoid Tumors: When Surgery Isn't an Option
When carcinoid tumors become advanced, surgery may not be an option. Fortunately, there are other treatments available to help manage your tumors and ease your symptoms.
What Is Carcinoid Syndrome?
Carcinoid syndrome is a set of symptoms caused by carcinoid tumors that grow from endocrine cells. Carcinoid tumors are slow-growing and can arise in several places throughout the body, such as the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs.