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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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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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 144 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combined adenocarcinoma-carcinoid tumor of transverse colon.
 

Author(s): Prosanta Kumar Bhattacharjee, Shyamal Halder

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;9(4):746-7.

 

A 65-year-old male presented with painless hematochezia associated with episodic cramps in upper abdomen, watery diarrhea, and a slowly growing mass in upper abdomen. Examination revealed a firm 6 x 5 cm, intra-abdominal, epigastric mass. Colonoscopy up to 90 cm showed a stenosing, ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014

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[Renal neuroendocrine tumor (carcinoid) : a case report].
 

Author(s): Yusuke Inagaki, Kazutoshi Fujita, Yasutomo Nakai, Hitoshi Takayama, Akira Tsujimura, Norio Nonomura

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2013 Nov;59(11):723-7.

 

A 32-year-old man was referred to our hospital for treatment of left renal cystic tumor, which was detected by computed tomographic (CT) scan 3 years ago. CT scan showed a multilocular cyst (5 cm in diameter) with a solid tumor in the left kidney which was enhanced with contrast. ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2013

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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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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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Natural History of Familial Carcinoid Tumor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Progressive Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Regional Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Stage III Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Stage IV Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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