What increases my risk for carcinoid syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Carcinoid tumors are the cause of carcinoid syndrome, so if you have them, you are at risk. Your chances for developing the disease are even greater if you have advanced carcinoid tumors or if they have spread to your liver. The carcinoid tumors produce chemicals that are broken down by your liver. However, once there is too high a level of the chemicals for your liver to handle or if the liver is damaged due to tumors, you can develop carcinoid syndrome.

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