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What Is Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Cancer?

Winning the battle against a life-threatening disease begins with being armed with essential information.

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are a type of cancer that forms in the series of hollow tubes called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Carcinoid tumors are most common in the small intestine, appendix, and rectum, all of which are part of the large intestine.

GI carcinoid tumors are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumor (NET), meaning they are made up of neuroendocrine cells. These cells are essentially similar to a combination of nerve cells and cells that produce hormones. The human body has plenty of neuroendocrine cells in the GI tract to help break down food for proper digestion. When these cells proliferate at an uncontrollable rate, a tumor forms and creates an excess of hormones the body does not need. This may lead to serious health problems, such as heart failure, flushing, and diarrhea.

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Cancer Symptoms

GI carcinoid tumors often grow slowly and may not have signs and symptoms for a long time. When a person experiences symptoms, it is because of the tumor size or the hormones it makes. Signs of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Sudden changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation
  • Rectal bleeding and pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Redness or a warm feeling in the face and neck (skin flushing)
  • Throwing up or upset stomach
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Unexplainable and increased fatigue

If you have persistent symptoms, seek medical attention to find their root cause.

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Cancer Causes

The exact cause of cell mutation in the GI tract is unknown. However, there are known risk factors for gastrointestinal carcinoid cancer, including:

If you have risk factors, discuss them and prevention with your physician.

Tests for Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Cancer

Early detection is key to improving a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor prognosis. The following procedures help confirm a diagnosis:

  • Medical history and physical exam
  • Imaging tests:
    • Barium x-ray
    • Computed tomography (CT) scan
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
    • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Endoscopy
  • Biopsy (sample tissue removal)

Why Choose Us for Alternative Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor Treatments?

Are your mind and body not responding well to conventional cancer treatments? A unique combination of conventional and holistic therapies might work for you instead. New Hope Unlimited offers research-proven alternatives to harmful cancer treatments that reduce quality of life. Our customized programs help reboot the immune system and prevent the progression of cell mutation, all while restoring psychological wellness. Know why our cancer patients trust us with their body, mind, and health.

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Our Patient-Centric Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones. To make our patients feel right at home, we equip each private ward with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use. Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group composed of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.

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1. What kind of treatments will I receive?

Your treatment at New Hope Unlimited will depend on the following:
  • The stage of cancer
  • Where the tumor is and if it has spread
  • The size of the tumor
  • Your age and general health
  • Whether the cancer is newly diagnosed or recurrent
  • Previous treatments
Click on the link to read more about the cancer treatments we provide at New Hope Medical Center.

2. What should I know about gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor survival rates?

According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year relative survival rates for GI carcinoid tumors are:
  • 98% for localized tumors
  • 93% for regional tumors
  • 67% for distance tumors
Keep in mind that survival rates are estimates based on previous outcomes of people with a specific cancer.


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