Are all carcinoid tumors cancerous or can some be benign?
The word benign is a misnomer. Benign means non-cancerous. All carcinoid cancers have the potential to spread/produce metastases. A better word for benign would be indolent (=slow, inactive, sluggish) Some are indolent but this cannot always be determined…READ MORE
If a carcinoid tumor is not metastatic at the time of removal and is located in the rectum, what is the 5 year survival rate?
The 5-year survival rate of a rectal carcinoid depends on the probability of its having metastasized at the time of removal. This in turn is related to the tumor’s size. If less than 1-cm diameter, fewer than 5% will have metastasized and if more than…READ MORE
If I had a bronchial carcinoid removed, what is the likelihood of it reoccurring?
There is a 50% chance of recurrence when the original tumor was 2 cm or greater, but much depends on the specific findings of the resected tumor. Such as: Was there any extra bronchial extension, lymph node involvement ? Question: How was it removed (wedge…READ MORE