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How do other illnesses affect carcinoid cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Illnesses that affect the lining of the digestive tract can increase your risk for carcinoid tumors, as they weaken your intestines, making it easier for the cancer to grow and develop. Additionally, carcinoid cancer can cause a number of other conditions that could be complicated by other illnesses, such as carcinoid heart disease and bowel obstruction. If you have carcinoid tumors or carcinoid syndrome, make sure you speak to your doctor about how any of your other conditions could affect your cancer.

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