Could two first cousins suffer from the same form of cancer and, if so, does that indicate that it is hereditary?
There are several types of carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors which are genetically determined and are inherited conditions. They are quite rare, as a group comprising only 4% of all carcinoids. One type in particular, known as familial carcinoid,…READ MORE
How many cases of adenocarcinoid have you treated and what is the longest survival rate?
Over 50 cases treated, over 10 years longest survival rate. For more information about adenocarcinoma we suggest that you visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network website. The familial occurrence of carcinoid is a recognized but exceedingly rare…READ MORE
If more than one person in my family has carcinoid, what are the chances that my children will have carcinoid?
4% of carcinoids are hereditary. The best known of the 2 varieties of inherited carcinoids is associated with the MEN-1 syndrome in which 50% of the family develop the condition which is almost always associated with the presence of other endocrine tumors. …READ MORE
If my mother has carcinoid and I have symptoms similar to those of carcinoid, what tests should I have?
Only 1-2% of carcinoids are familial. If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid syndrome, the tests to do are urine 5-HIAA, blood serotonin, tryptophan and chromogranin A. All large commercial laboratories can do these tests and your family doctor…READ MORE