Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor. Definition

Medical Definition: Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor

Cancer indolent (slow growing) that forms in cells that produce hormones in the lining of the digestive tract (stomach and intestines). Usually presented in the appendix (a small pouch in the form of finger intestine), small intestine or rectum. Suffer from gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor increases the risk of forming other cancers of the digestive system.

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