Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

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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: 02/26/2015
Last Revised: 02/08/2016