Carcinoid Lung Tumor Topic Guide
Carcinoid Lung Tumor: Carcinoid lung tumors are an uncommon group of lung tumors. A carcinoid lung tumor can not be classified as benign or malignant. They are often referred to as "midway" tumors, or "cancers in slow motion." Common symptoms of a carcinoid lung tumor include:
Weight Loss Obesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. It is much more than that, however. Obesity is a chronic (long-term) disease that is very difficult to treat. It takes 3,500 extra calories to gain 1 pound. To lose weight, you must eat 3,500 calories less than you need, say 500 calories per day for one week, to lose 1 pound.