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

Primary carcinoid tumor of medulla spinalis: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Xian-feng Zhang, Yan Zhang, Xu Yan, Li Bie

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Carcinoid tumors are slow growing neuroendocrine tumors which can originate from various sites within the body. A carcinoid tumor originating in the medulla spinalis has not previously been reported in the literature.

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2014

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Cystic carcinoid tumor of the pancreas diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the cystic wall: an unusual presentation and diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Rogério Colaiacovo, Ana Carolina Figueiredo de Castro, Ricardo Leite Ganc, Christina Shiang, Renée Zon Filippi, Angelo Paulo Ferrari Junior

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2014 Apr;12(2):254-5.

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Atypical presentation of carcinoid tumor with unresolved right shoulder pain: a case report.
 

Author(s): Nay Thi Tun, Rajen Oza

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Carcinoid tumors are variants of neuroendocrine tumors that typically arise from the gastrointestinal tract and the bronchus, but they can involve any organ. Unresolved right shoulder pain manifesting as the first clinical presentation of carcinoid tumor with unknown primary origin ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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The terms "Carcinoid Tumor" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidental finding of carcinoid tumor on Meckel's diverticulum: case report and literature review, should prophylactic resection be recommended?
 

Author(s): Daniela Caracappa, Nino Gullà, Francesco Lombardo, Gloria Burini, Elisa Castellani, Carlo Boselli, Alessandro Gemini, Maria Federica Burattini, Piero Covarelli, Giuseppe Noya

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Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract and is caused by incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct during intrauterine life. MD affects less than 2% of the population. In most cases, MD is asymptomatic and the estimated average ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Progressive Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atypical Carcinoid Tumor; Foregut Carcinoid Tumor; Hindgut Carcinoid Tumor; Lung Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Midgut Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Regional Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor G1; Stage IIIA Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Stage IIIB Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Stage IV Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2015

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Last Updated: 4 Mar 2015

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Cabozantinib in Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid Tumor; Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2013

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