Carcinoid Tumor, Gastrointestinal
- Q What is the incidence rate for carcinoid syndrome?
Carcinoid cancer is a rare form of cancer that is located in the digestive system or in the lungs. It seems to arise in a little over 2 in every 100,000 people. Approximately ten percent of those afflicted with such tumors will develop carcinoid... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for carcinoid syndrome?
Traditional forms of medicine are by far the most widely used methods of treatment for carcinoid syndrome. The established medical literature does not generally recognize the use of alternative medicine. Rather, the most common methods of treatment are... Full Answer
- Q How can I help someone with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors?
If someone you care for has been diagnosed with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor, remember that this type of cancer can often be cured if it is detected early, and even if it has spread, it grows at such a slow pace that a person with gastrointestinal... Full Answer
- Q Should I change my lifestyle if I have gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors?
If you have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor, a healthy lifestyle can make you feel better and help you better handle treatment. For example, if you suffer from flushing due to carcinoid syndrome (a set of symptoms related to... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors?
Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors can often be cured by removing the tumor or tumors surgically. This procedure is especially likely to work if the cancer has not spread to other body parts such as the liver. Still, even people with incurable... Full Answer