Read about the possible symptoms of carcinoid tumours, and when you should see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist and the tests you might have to diagnose a NET.

Risks and causes

Carcinoid tumours are rare. There is very little information about what causes them. Doctors think that most cases happen by chance.

Stages and grade

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. The grade gives an idea of how fast growing it is. This helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.


The treatment you have depends on where the carcinoid is and its stage. Surgery, radiotherapy and drugs that control the release of hormones are among the treatments used.

Research and clinical trials

Read about the latest research into carcinoid and see how you can take part in a clinical trial.

Living with carcinoid

Get advice and support to help you cope during and after your treatment.


Find out about survival for carcinoid. These statistics are general and should only be used as a guide.

Last reviewed: 
02 Jul 2016

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