Search Results for: carcinoid syndrome
A Roller Coaster Ride: Chris Lindsey’s Carcinoid Journey
We were on summer vacation on the shores of Lake Michigan in the summer of ’98. One night I started having incredible pain in my gut. I was literally writhing on the floor in pain. My wife went to the store and brought back all the stomach relief medicine she …READ MORE
Carcinoid and NET Cancer Survivor Stories: Dave Smyth, Sr.
I know cancer is not a pain of itself but it does cause it. Over the years I have been living with a pain that I hid from a lot of people including myself. It wasn’t until July of 2008 that I could not take it anymore. Was I scared, was I stupid, was I selfish,…READ MORE
Medical Opinion: When to Start and How to Treat Metastatic Carcinoid
When to Start and How to Treat Metastatic Carcinoid
Richard R.P. Warner M.D.
Medical Director of The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Carcinoids are generally…READ MORE
Pellagra (carcinoid induced)
A disease caused by deficiency of niacin ( Vitamin B3) or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin). It is characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances, erythema and nervous or mental disorders; You may seen…READ MORE
Flushing (carcinoid flushing)
Carcinoid syndrome occurs in about 10% of patients with these tumors. In 75% of patients, episodes of severe flushing are precipitated by exercise, alcohol, stress, and certain foods (spices, chocolate, cheese, avocados, plums, walnuts, red sausage,…READ MORE
Carcinoid heart disease
Cardiac manifestation of malignant carcinoid syndrome. It is a unique form of fibrosis involving the endocardium, primarily of the right heart. The fibrous deposits tend to cause constriction of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves. Serotonin excretion…READ MORE
Carcinoid crisis and pseudoanaphylactic reactions: Carcinoid crisis is when all of the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome come at the same time. Carcinoid crisis is the most serious and life-threatening complication of carcinoid syndrome, and is generally…READ MORE
Carcinoid (cancer, tumor)
A type of cancer that is usually slow growing and arises from special endocrine cells widely scattered throughout the body. These cells are most commonly found in the gastrointestinal system and the lungs and in other sites. Carcinoid tumors are potentially…READ MORE
Does Sandostatin inhibit or reverse the growth of carcinoid tumors?
Here are a few medical references dealing with the issue of efficacy of octreotide in control of tumor growth and/or reduction. There are more, but these are the initial ones that come to mind plus the 2009 published study. Feel free to print this article…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