Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors can arise in several places throughout the body, though they’re most frequently found in the lungs or digestive system, including the stomach, appendix, small intestine, colon, or rectum.

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are typically slow-growing, which means they often don’t present symptoms; however, patients should seek medical attention if they experience facial flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, asthma, a rash, and dark-colored stools as these may be signs of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.

Specialists in the GW Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program use the newest technology to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors based on each individual’s needs.