Best Doctors in India for Carcinoid Tumors Treatment

Dr. Yogesh Batra

Dr. Yogesh Batra

Medical Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist | Senior Consultant – Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department; Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi & Noida | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Vivek Raj

Dr. Vivek Raj

Gastroenterologist | Principal Director & HOD – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; BLK Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Sanjiv Saigal

Dr. Sanjiv Saigal

Gastroenterologist | Principal Director & Head – Liver Transplant and Biliary Sciences, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy; BLK Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Carcinoid Tumors Treatment

Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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FMRI Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Fortis is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Fortis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Carcinoid Tumour

Carcinoid tumour is the cancer of neuroendocrine, the system that is responsible for the production of hormones. It is a rare cancer & the tumour usually grows in the intestines or appdendix, it may be found in the stomach, pancreas, lung, breast, kidney, ovaries or testicles as well.

Signs & symptoms of Carcinoid Tumour

The symptoms of carcinoid tumour depends on the location of the tumour.

  • A bowel carcinoid tumour causes pain in the lower abdomen, diarrhoea, constipation & bleeding from the rectum.
  • A carcinoid tumour in the lung may cause cough, breathlessness, pain in the chest & fatigue.
  • A carcinoid tumour in the stomach may cause loss of appetite, fatigue, pain in the stomach.

Causes & risk factors of Carcinoid Tumour

The exact cause of carcinoid tumour is not known, but there are certain factors that increases the risk of developing carcinoid tumour, which are: 

  • Having family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) increases the risk of developing carcinoid tumour.
  • People who are suffering from diabetes for a long time may develop carcinoid more likely.
  • Inflammation of stomach lining increases the risk of developing carcinoid tumour.
  • Smoking & intake of alcohol may also increases the risk of developing carcinoid tumour.
  • Obesity have double risk of carcinoid tumours.

Diagnosis of Carcinoid Tumour

Urine test

Urine test is done to check for amount of serotonin in the urine.

PET- CT scan

PET- CT scan is done to see the tumour & check if the cancer has spread anywhere else in the body.

MRI

MRI is a cross section picture of the body is created by the use of magnetism and radio waves.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is used to check for bowel carcinoid tumour.

Biopsy

In Biopsy, a tissue from the affected area is removed & send to the lab to check for the presence of cancerous cells.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is done to look inside the body & see the presence of carcinoid tumour.

Treatment of Carcinoid Tumour

Carcinod Tumors are generally treated using a combination of the following: 

Surgical & other interventions

Surgery

The surgical options includes:

  • Appendoictectomy- It is the surgical removal of the appendix.

 

  • Colectomy- It is the surgical removal of the colon.
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Hepatic artery embolization

During hepatic artery embolization, the blood to a carcinoid tumour that has spread to the liver is blocked.

Somatostatin analogues

Somatostatin analogue stops the body from producing too may hormones & may also slow down the growth of tumor.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drug that helps to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing cells that cause cancer. It prevents the growth of rapidly dividing cells by killing the dividing cells.

Despite its side effects, chemo is still the most widely used cancer treatment option. Unlike radiation and surgery which treats cancer cells at particular locations, chemotherapy drugs can kill cancer cells that have metastated (spread) to different organs in the body.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy is a kind of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation beams to kill cancer cells to shrink the tumors. Radiation kills the cancer cells by destroying the DNA. Cancer cells with damaged DNA fail to multiply and die. They are then removed by the body’s mechanism.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is also nowadays used in cancer treatment. It is used to treat a spot of cancer that is causing problems such as pain or other discomfort, although it is generally not used as the primary treatment for most cancers. The radiologist uses imaging tests to guide a thin needle through the skin or through an incision and into the cancer tissue. High-frequency energy passes through the needle and causes the surrounding tissue to heat up, killing the nearby cells.

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