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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 syndrome.

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What happens if my gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor comes back?
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What is a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor?
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Where do gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors usually appear?
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Are gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors serious?
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