Carcinoid Tumors

A Comprehensive Resource for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Carcinoid Tumors

5 Facts About Carcinoid Tumors

  1. Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) that originate in the digestive and respiratory tracts.1,2
  2. Carcinoid tumors were first described by Siegfried Oberndorfer.2
  3. Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are the second most common gastrointestinal malignancy after colorectal cancer.3,4
  4. The most common signs and symptoms of carcinoid syndrome are flushing (94%), diarrhea (78%), and heart disease (53%).5
  5. It takes an average of 5 to 7 years from initial onset of symptoms for patients with NET to receive a correct diagnosis.2

Welcome to Carcinoid.com, your comprehensive source for in-depth information about carcinoid tumors and the related syndrome.

 

About Carcinoid Tumors

 
 

About Carcinoid Tumors

This section describes the classification and epidemiology of carcinoid tumors, as well as the natural disease progression and symptomatology of carcinoid tumors and the related syndrome.

 
 

Diagnosing Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome

 
 

Diagnosing Carcinoid Tumors and Carcinoid Syndrome

This section outlines diagnostic challenges associated with carcinoid tumors and the related carcinoid syndrome, provides information on differential diagnosis, and reviews available diagnostic tests.

 
 

Monitoring Carcinoid Tumors

 
 

Monitoring Carcinoid Tumors

This section discusses the importance of monitoring patients with carcinoid tumors and the use of prognostic indicators to assess disease progression.

 
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Carcinoid tumors were first described by Siegfried Oberndorfer.1

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  References
  1. Oberg K, Castellano D.Current knowldege on diagnosis and staging of neuroendocrine tumors. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2011;30(suppl 1):3-7.
  2. Modlin IM, Oberg K, Chung DC, et al. Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. Lancet Oncol. 2008;9:61-72.
  3. Yao JC, Hassan M, Phan A et al. One hundred years after “carcinoid”: epidemiology of and prognostic factors for neuroendocrine tumors in 35,825 cases in the United States. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26:3063-3072.
  4. National Cancer Institute. Surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) stat fact sheets. http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2013/results_merged/topic_prevalence.pdf. Accessed June 27, 2016.
  5. Creutzfeldt W. Carcinoid tumors: development of our knowledge. World J Surg. 1996;20:126-131.