NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,222 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor
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An indolent (slow-growing) cancer that forms in cells that make hormones in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (the stomach and intestines). It usually occurs in the small intestine, rectum, or appendix (a small fingerlike pouch of the large intestine). Having gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor increases the risk of forming other cancers of the digestive system.