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 coughing (sometimes with blood), shortness of breath, fever, chest pain, and more. Treatment for a carcinoid lung tumor in general is surgery.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scanner that takes cross-sectional images of the body. It is used to evaluate tissues of the head, neck, chest, limbs, abdomen, and pelvis. MRI is a very safe procedure; sedation may be used for infants, small children, or adults who are claustrophobic.