Common "Carcinoid" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


A carcinoid tumor is a slow-growing cancer that usually does not cause any signs or symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. The treatment includes surgery and medications. It is still not clear what causes carcinoid tumors.

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Does having three times more serotonin levels in a five-year-old boy indicate a carcinoid tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old son's serotonin level is 583 ng/mL, and the normal range is 50 to 200 ng/mL. So, we did chromogranin A blood test. It was 16, which is slightly elevated, as the normal range is 1.9 to 15. Should we be concerned and see a specialist? Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chromogranin A level is just one marker. There are a lot of factors which may affect chromogranin A levels. It depends on the clinical suspicion of a tumor. Revert with more details of the history and radiological imaging. Revert with more information to a medical oncol...  Read Full »

What is Mycobacterium Avium Complex plus carcinoid tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother was diagnosed with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) plus carcinoid tumor. Can you please tell me what this means?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) is bacteria related to tuberculosis and is a disease of the lung where bacteria affects the lungs. In simple words, it is abacterial infection of the lungs. A carcinoid tumor is nothing but cancer that mostly starts either in the lun...  Read Full »

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