Carcinoid tumor

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Carcinoid tumor

Carcinoid tumor is a type of neuroendocrine cancer that develops in the cells that produce hormones. Carcinoid tumors most commonly develop in organs of the digestive tract, such as in the small intestine, rectum, appendix, colon, or stomach. These tumors can also be found in the lungs. Cancers form when a change (mutation) in DNA causes certain cells to grow out of control, sometimes forming a lump or a tumor.

Carcinoid tumors most commonly occur in adults between the ages of 50 and 60, although they can be found in all age groups. The most common symptoms of carcinoid tumors of the digestive tract include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and rectal bleeding. Carcinoid tumors of the lungs can cause symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and weight gain. Individuals with advanced disease may have carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid syndrome occurs when the carcinoid tumor releases substances into the body that cause symptoms of skin flushing, abdominal cramping, wheezing, and diarrhea. Carcinoid tumor or carcinoid syndrome can be diagnosed with a combination of a physical exam, imaging studies, blood tests, and other laboratory studies. Diagnosis may require a doctor to take a biopsy, or sample, of the tumor to look at under a microscope in order to determine if the cells are growing in an abnormal way.

Treatment for carcinoid tumors depends on many factors such as how large the cancer is and its location in the body. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also available for more resources and information.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Carcinoid tumor" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.

We help people with MEN by referring them to Drs and genetist. We also offer emotional support and literature We can be contacted anytime via email. We do try to find a member close to the newly diagnosed MEN Patient to let them know that "They Are Not Alone"

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. The mission of this foundation is to encourage and support research, increase awareness, and to educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is to discover a cure for carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors. CFCF also works to eliminate the suffering of patients, families, and caregivers affected by neuroendocrine tumors.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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NET Patient Foundation

The Charity’s objects (“the Objects”) are: 1. to advance the education of the general public (including relevant medical and scientific communities) in all areas relating to NETs. 2. to promote the physical and mental health of those affected by NETs through the provision of support, advice and education to patients, their carers and family members.

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Carcinoid tumor" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.

We help people with MEN by referring them to Drs and genetist. We also offer emotional support and literature We can be contacted anytime via email. We do try to find a member close to the newly diagnosed MEN Patient to let them know that "They Are Not Alone"

http://mensociety.ca/

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. The mission of this foundation is to encourage and support research, increase awareness, and to educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

http://www.carcinoid.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is to discover a cure for carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors. CFCF also works to eliminate the suffering of patients, families, and caregivers affected by neuroendocrine tumors.

http://www.caringforcarcinoid.org

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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NET Patient Foundation

The Charity’s objects (“the Objects”) are: 1. to advance the education of the general public (including relevant medical and scientific communities) in all areas relating to NETs. 2. to promote the physical and mental health of those affected by NETs through the provision of support, advice and education to patients, their carers and family members.

http://www.netpatientfoundation.org

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Carcinoid tumor" returned 232 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary Metastatic Small Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor Without Carcinoid Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Lowell B Anthony

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2015 Oct;29(10):755-6, 759.

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2015

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Carcinoid tumor of the cecum presenting with acute appendicitis: a case report.
 

Author(s): E Cakar, S Bayrak, H Bektaş, Ș Colak, A Guneyi, M Mahsuni Sevinc, M Bag,

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;110(2):171-4.

 

Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen. Carcinoid tumor of the appendix is a rare incidental finding that can present with the clinical picture of acute appendicitis.

Last Updated: 27 May 2015

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Collision tumor of the appendix: mucinous cystadenoma and carcinoid. A case report.
 

Author(s): D Dellaportas, Nf Vlahos, G Polymeneas, G Gkiokas, C Dastamani, E Carvounis, T Theodosopoulos

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(6):843-5.

 

Mucinous cystadenoma is the most common of benign neoplasms of the appendix and carcinoid is the most common type of primary malignant lesions of the appendix.We report a rare case of a 57-year-old female with combined mucinous cystadenoma and carcinoid tumor of the appendix.Dual ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2015

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The terms "Carcinoid tumor" returned 35 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Typical laryngeal carcinoid tumor with recurrence and lymph node metastasis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Qinying Wang, Haihong Chen, Shuihong Zhou

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Typical carcinoid tumor of the larynx is an extremely rare lesion which arises from neuroendocrine cells scanning in the laryngeal mucosa or submucosal glands. Conventionally, it is a well-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma, conservative surgery represents the treatment of choice, ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Primary hepatic carcinoid tumor: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Éden Sartor Camargo, Marcelo de Melo Viveiros, Isaac José Felippe Corrêa Neto, Laercio Robles, Marcelo Bruno Rezende

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). ;12(4):505-8.

 

Primary hepatic carcinoid tumors are extremely rare neoplasms derived from hormone-producing neuroendocrine cells. It is difficult to make their diagnosis before biopsy, surgical resection or necropsy. A recent publication described only 94 cases of these tumors. There is no sex predilection ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2015

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Carcinoid tumor of the middle ear: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Guo Liu, Fei Chen, Jin-Nan Li, Shi-Xi Liu

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Carcinoid tumors of the middle ear are very rare. Here we describe a 37-year-old man with multiple recurrent carcinoid tumor of the right middle ear. The CT demonstrated the recurrent mass that filled the tympanum and mastoid with osteolytic invasion, and the tumor was removed by ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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Cabozantinib in Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid Tumor; Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor

 

Last Updated: 27 May 2015

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Nintedanib in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Carcinoid Tumor; Neuroendocrine Neoplasm

 

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2015

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