Carcinoid Tumors

Experts at the UofL Brown Cancer Center provide exemplary, customized carcinoid tumor care every step of the way. As one of the region’s largest cancer centers, the Brown Cancer Center sees more patients with this complex type of cancer than most others, which translates into more successful outcomes for carcinoid tumors.

Nearly 12,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with carcinoid tumors, which also are called neuroendocrine tumors. The number of people with carcinoid tumors has been increasing in recent years. This probably is because of the increase of endoscopy and CT scans to screen for or diagnose other issues.

This slow-growing type of cancer can start in any part of the body that has neuroendocrine cells.

The average age of people diagnosed with carcinoid tumors is the early 60s. Carcinoid tumors are more common in African-Americans than in whites. They are slightly more common in women than men.

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