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Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Learn about the risk factors for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Learn more about the risk factors for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.

Prevention

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.