These are most commonly found in different areas of the gastrointestinal system, and are often seen in the small intestine and rectum. These are slow-growing tumors can spread to the liver or other areas of the body and can release substances such as serotonin that can lead to developing carcinoid syndrome.
These tumors can create and release hormones into the body that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, wheezing, abdominal pain, or redness of the face and neck, but oftentimes there are no symptoms until it has progressed significantly. Older adults and women have greater likelihood of developing carcinoid tumors.
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