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How is the spread of carcinoid tumors treated?

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In addition to surgery, your doctor may treat the spread of the tumor to the liver with:

  • Hepatic artery embolization
  • Cryoablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemoembolization
  • Radiation therapy

SOURCES:

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "Newly Diagnosed: The Basics;" "Frequently Asked Questions;" "Treatment Options;" and "Nutritional Concern for the Carcinoid Patient."

National Cancer Institute: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors" and "Lung Carcinoid Tumor."

Oberg K. ; 10th Ed., Saunders, 2003. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Medical College of Wisconsin: "Carcinoid Syndrome: Symptom Management."

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Living Well With Carcinoid.

UpToDate.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 08, 2019

SOURCES:

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "Newly Diagnosed: The Basics;" "Frequently Asked Questions;" "Treatment Options;" and "Nutritional Concern for the Carcinoid Patient."

National Cancer Institute: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors" and "Lung Carcinoid Tumor."

Oberg K. ; 10th Ed., Saunders, 2003. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Medical College of Wisconsin: "Carcinoid Syndrome: Symptom Management."

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Living Well With Carcinoid.

UpToDate.

merckmanuals.com

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 08, 2019

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