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.
The Basics of Endoscopic Ultrasound
WebMD explains when an endoscopic ultrasound should be used to help diagnose problems with the digestive system.
Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a powerful diagnostic tool for digestive diseases -- and in some cases, it can be used to treat certain conditions. WebMD tells you more.
Upper Endoscopy to Detect Digestive Problems
An upper endoscopy is a procedure in which a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip is used to examine the inside of the upper digestive tract. Learn why this procedure is used and how to prepare for it.
What Is Small Intestine Cancer?
What Is Small Intestine Cancer? WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this rare condition.
Understanding Carcinoid Tumor
Carcinoid tumors are a slow-growing type of cancer that can be cured if caught early, but is difficult to diagnose.
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.