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'''Carcinoid tumors''' are rare, slow-growing [[cancer]]s that usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. Because they grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.
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'''Carcinoid tumors''' are rare, slow-growing [[cancer]]s that usually start in the lining of the [[digestive tract]] or in the [[lung]]s. Because they grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.{{fact}}
  
In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause [[carcinoid syndrome]]. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.
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In later stages the [[tumor]]s sometimes produce [[hormone]]s that can cause [[carcinoid syndrome]]. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.{{fact}}
  
Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.<ref>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/carcinoidtumors.html</ref>
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Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.{{fact}}<ref>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/carcinoidtumors.html</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 20:48, 10 July 2007

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers that usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. Because they grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.[Citation Needed]

In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.[Citation Needed]

Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.[Citation Needed][1]

References

  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/carcinoidtumors.html