Carcinoid tumors grow slowly and usually appear in the gastrointestinal tract or lung. Gastrointestinal symptoms include skin flushing and diarrhea, and symptoms that appear if the tumor is in the lung include difficulty breathing. Carcinoid tumors typically begin in the cells that produce hormones of various organs in the gastrointestinal tract like stomach or intestines, though they can develop in the pancreas or the testicles in men and the ovaries in women.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

Welcome to the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program. Our expert team is made up of specialists in these rare cancers of the neuroendocrine system. Some of the conditions we treat include …

Thoracic Cancer

Our thoracic cancer team is skilled across specialties from surgery to radiology to pulmonologists and more. Our experts work together – and with you – to provide personalized, co…