Carcinoid Syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome is a set of symptoms caused by the secretion of certain hormones and other substances by neuroendocrine tumors, most commonly carcinoid tumors. These tumors typically arise in the digestive tract, the lungs or in the ovary, and they can secrete large amounts of hormones like serotonin, which can lead to the development of a wide range of symptoms.

Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome can include flushing of the skin, especially on the face and upper body, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and heart valve damage. Carcinoid syndrome is usually caused by a metastatic carcinoid tumor, which is a cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Treatment for carcinoid syndrome typically includes surgery to remove the tumor, as well as medications to control symptoms. In addition, interferon therapy, radiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy may be used to control the growth of the tumor and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.

What causes Carcinoid Syndrome

Signs and Symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome

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