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Carcinoid Tumors: When Surgery Isn't an Option

The Prognosis for Inoperable Carcinoid Tumor

Recent advancements in treatments have helped improve the prognosis for patients with carcinoid cancer, even for those with more advanced tumors. Today, people often live for 10 to 15 years with this cancer.

"We've developed many new treatments in the last 10 years," says Warner. "So we're now able to offer a wider variety of treatments for tumors that cannot be surgically removed."

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Reviewed on December 20, 2011

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