Group: Nutritional Concerns

What are the dietary recommendations for a patient with carcinoid of the liver?

October 17, 2015

Other than a well-rounded diet supplemented by the standard one-a-day vitamin, there is no recognized specific dietary treatment for metastatic carcinoid in the liver if liver failure or carcinoid syndrome are not present.  If a significant degree…


Could you give me a brief description of Creon and Pancrease, and the benefits of each?

October 16, 2015

They are both pancreatic extracts of animal active origin, made by different manufacturers, and are roughly equal in effectiveness.  They come in several strengths and each include lipase, amylase and protease (enzymes that break down fats, carbohydrates…


Are there any dietary restrictions for patients other than during the 5-HIAA test?

October 5, 2015

No. Bananas and other serotonin containing food need only be avoided when collecting urine for 5HIAA testing. Tumors make their own serotonin independent of dietary sources. See page for how to prepare for the urine 5-HIAA test.