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Can You Die from Carcinoid SyndromeCarcinoid syndrome is caused by a neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumor, and that may lead to liver dysfunction and death in cases where the cancer has spread (metastasized). Still, this is a cancer that responds to treatment and even in advanced stages, the five-year survival rate is almost 70 percent. Early diagnosis leads to a 97 percent survival rate.
Carcinoid Lung TumorCarcinoid 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.
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid TumorsA gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor is cancer that forms in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Some gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors have no signs or symptoms in the early stages. Carcinoid syndrome may occur if the tumor spreads to the liver or other parts of the body.
Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Tumors in ChildrenNeuroendocrine tumors (including carcinoid tumors) usually form in the lining of the stomach or intestines, but they can form in other organs, such as the pancreas, lungs, or liver. These tumors are usually small, slowgrowing, and benign (not cancer). Some are malignant, however; and treatment includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
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