Carcinoid tumors of the lungs are cancerous growths of the neuroendocrine cells in the lungs.
The cause for carcinoid tumors is not known.
Symptoms are not always present. They include:
- Blood stained cough
- Abdominal cramps
- Facial flushing
- Medications: Certain medications may be used to control symptoms resulting due to the tumors.
- Surgery: It is the most preferred treatment for carcinoids. It may involve removal of the affected part of the lung or the lobe of the lung or the entire lung.
- Chemotherapy: It may be used if the tumors have spread to other parts of the body.