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Can children develop a carcinoid tumor?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Children can develop carcinoid tumors, though it is extremely rare. When carcinoid tumors do occur in children they are often found in the appendix. A child is at greater risk of developing a carcinoid tumor if there is a family history of similar tumors.

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