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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a carcinoid tumor?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You can help someone who is dealing with a carcinoid tumor by making sure the doctors' instructions are carried out. Recommendations will likely include a healthy, nutritious diet and an exercise routine. If chemotherapy is used to ease a person's symptoms, expect side effects such as nausea. You may also have to help with the person's housekeeping responsibilities due to his fatigue, shortness of breath, or other symptoms.

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