Carcinoid Tumor

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Carcinoid Tumor

A carcinoid tumor is a rare, slow-growing cancer that usually starts in the lining of the digestive tract (appendix, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum) or in the lungs but may occur elsewhere.  Because carcinoid tumors grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages, affected individuals may have the tumor for years before being diagnosed. In later stages the tumor sometimes produces hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing. Surgery is the main treatment for a carcinoid tumor. If it does not spread to other parts of the body, surgery can typically cure the cancer.
 

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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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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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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Carcinoid Tumor" returned 142 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary renal carcinoid tumor.
 

Author(s): K V Kanodia, A V Vanikar, R D Patel, K S Suthar, V B Kute, P R Modi, H L Trivedi

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2013 Sep;24(5):988-90.

 

Primary renal carcinoid tumor is extremely rare and, therefore, its pathogenesis and prognosis is not well known. We report a primary renal carcinoid in a 26-year-old man treated by radical nephrectomy.

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013

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Primary neuroendocrine mediastinal tumor presenting with carcinoid syndrome and left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy: clinico-radiological and pathological features.
 

Author(s): Amit Nandan D Dwivedi, Kanika Goel, Suchi Tripathi, Sunny Garg, Madhukar Rai

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;9(2):278-80.

 

Primary mediastinal neuro-endocrine tumor is very rare. The primary modality to evaluate the lesion is computed tomography, to know disease extent, involvement of various structures, vascular invasion and metastasis. Histo-pathological and immuno-histochemical confirmation is mandatory. ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2013

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Carcinoid tumor of the duodenum: a rare tumor at an unusual site. Case series from a single institution.
 

Author(s): Jaques Waisberg, George Joppert-Netto, Cidia Vasconcellos, Gustavo Henrique Sartini, Lucimar Sonja Villela de Miranda, Maria Isete Fares Franco

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;50(1):3-9.

 

Duodenal carcinoids are extremely rare, and their characteristics and biological behavior have not been fully elucidated.

Last Updated: 9 May 2013

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The terms "Carcinoid Tumor" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Concurrent primary carcinoid tumor arising within mature teratoma and clear cell renal cell carcinoma in the horseshoe kidney: report of a rare case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ke Sun, Qihan You, Ming Zhao, Hongtian Yao, Hua Xiang, Lijun Wang

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Primary carcinoid tumor arising in a mature teratoma of the horseshoe kidney is exceptionally rare and only 4 such cases have been reported in the world literature to date. The simultaneous occurrence of different subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or RCC coexistence with non-RCC ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013

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Carcinoid tumor of the lung with massive ossification: report of a case showing the evidence of osteomimicry and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Shunsuke Endo, Yoshinao Oda, Yoh Dobashi

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Carcinoid tumor is one of the commonly encountered primary pulmonary neoplasms. Although it has been known to be accompanied by calcification and/or ossification, presentation with a large ossified mass is rare. We describe here the case of a 29-year-old female with the radiological ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Intestinal ischaemia associated with carcinoid tumor: a case report with review of the pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): O Yener

Journal: Prague Med Rep. 2013 ;114(1):43-7.

 

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that are often indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there is a metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. A 44-year-old man presented to our clinic department with a history of previous left ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Progressive Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Regional Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Stage III Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Stage IV Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

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Natural History of Familial Carcinoid Tumor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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