What are the key statistics about lung carcinoid tumors?
About 1% to 2% of all lung cancers are carcinoids. There are about 4,000 newly diagnosed lung carcinoid tumors in the United States each year.
Carcinoid tumors are actually more common in the digestive tract than in the lungs. Only about 3 out of 10 carcinoid tumors start in the lungs.
In contrast with other types of lung cancer, carcinoids tend to be diagnosed in people who are slightly younger. The average age at diagnosis is around 60 years.
Information on survival rates for lung carcinoids can be found in the section, “Survival rates for lung carcinoid tumors.”
Last Medical Review: 08/15/2012
Last Revised: 08/15/2012