How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose carcinoid cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The first thing you should know when you go to an appointment to diagnose carcinoid cancer is that you will probably be referred to a doctor that specializes in cancer (oncologist), one that specializes in hormones (endocrinologist), or a surgeon. Prior to the appointment, you should find out whether you need to fast for blood tests, or whether there are any other restrictions you will need to observe on the day of your appointment. You should write down all pertinent information - symptoms, any drugs or medications you are taking, personal and family medical history, and any questions you may have.

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