Carcinoid Symptoms

Recognize what's behind these symptoms?

A vague set of symptoms that frequently mimic irritable bowel syndrome may delay a diagnosis of carcinoid tumors for years.1 Patients presenting with nonspecific abdominal symptoms can often go 5 to 7 years before receiving an accurate diagnosis.2

Incidence of carcinoid tumors increasing

The incidence of carcinoid tumors, one of the most common types of neuroendocrine tumor (NET), is on the rise

Increasing Incidence of Carcinoid Tumors

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  1. Modlin IM, Kidd M, Latich I, Zikusoka MN, Shapiro MD. Current status of gastrointestinal carcinoids. Gastroenterology. 2005;128(6):1717–1751.
  2. Modlin IM, Moss SF, Chung DC, Jensen RT, Snyderwine E. Priorities for improving the management of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100(18):1282–1289.