Can Lung Carcinoid Tumors Be Prevented?

Because we do not yet know what causes most lung carcinoid tumors, it is not possible to know how to prevent them.

Smoking has been linked with an increased risk of atypical carcinoids in some studies, so quitting (or not starting) might reduce a person’s risk.

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Last Medical Review: February 5, 2015 Last Revised: February 24, 2016

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