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Lung Carcinoid Tumor

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Fewer than 5% of lung cancers are lung carcinoid tumors. They are also sometimes called lung neuroendocrine tumors. Most of these tumors grow slowly and rarely spread.


Learn About Lung Carcinoid Tumors

Whether you’re worried about developing lung carcinoid tumors, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide.

Lung Carcinoid Tumor Causes and Risk Factors

Unlike other types of lung cancer, lung carcinoid tumor is not strongly linked to tobacco use. Learn about the known causes of lung carcinoid tumor, what you can do to lower your risk, and tests that may help find it early.

Lung Carcinoid Tumor Treatment and Support

If you are facing lung carcinoid tumors, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

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The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from lung cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

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