Carcinoid Syndrome: 6 Typical Symptoms, Potential Complications, And Treatment
December 25, 2017
What is carcinoid syndrome?
Carcinoid tumors affect the neuroendocrine system (the system that makes hormones). Tumors of this type most commonly develop in the intestines and appendix, but can also start to grow in the lungs, kidneys, stomach, breasts, testicles, and ovaries. If the cancer affects the lungs, testicles, or ovaries, or has spread to the liver, it can lead to carcinoid syndrome.