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carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine cancers
they can be slow growing, but they usually are not benign and can spread and become problematic.
you need blood tests for Chromagranin A levels and a octreotide full body scan or PET/CT scan to see the extent of carcinoid tumor in your body
have you had these tests?
usually surgery is not used to treat carcinoid lung tumors
usually a medication called sandostatin is used.
if the carcinoid tumor is in a small area, radiation therapy can be used daily for several weeks or so to kill the tumor as well without surgery.
I tried to call you through the system, but there was no answer.
ask your doctors about radiation therapy or sandostatin therapy as well