Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention TOPICS
Can gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors be prevented?
At this time, there is no known way to prevent gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors. Since smoking might increase the risk of carcinoid tumors of the small intestine, not starting or quitting smoking may reduce the risk for this disease.
Last Medical Review: 08/03/2011
Last Revised: 11/02/2012