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Is there a cure for a carcinoid tumor?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Yes, a carcinoid tumor can be cured if the tumor is detected in the early stages when it is small enough to be removed by surgery and as long as it has not spread or metastasized to other organs. But carcinoid tumors grow so slowly that they are often not detected until the later stages. Once the tumor is too large to surgically remove or has metastasized to other organs, doctors typically focus on treatments designed to lessen the symptoms.

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