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Typical Carcinoid Tumor in Lungs

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) | Last Active: Jan 31, 2023 | Replies (31)

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My sister and I both ended up with this in our lung. We, both, found out when doing a check for heart disease. Neither one of us have heart disease. Really weird to both have a carcinoid tumor.

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Hello @paulaelliott007 and welcome to Mayo Connect. This is unusual to hear of sisters both having such similar NETs/carcinoids.

The National Institute of Health website has a report on families with NETs/carcinoids. The study was done in Sweden. Here is a link to the article,

--Familial Carcinoid Tumors

Here is some more information, from the same source about lung carcinoids:
--Lung Carcinoid Tumors

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF) has some good information for patients, and you might find it helpful for you and your sister to familiarize yourselves with some of the diagnostic tests and follow-up that the CCF discusses on their website. Here is the link to that website:
--Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

You said that you were diagnosed when being tested for heart disease. If you are comfortable sharing more information, which test revealed the carcinoid in your lungs? I'm also wondering if you were having any symptoms. What type of treatment are you and your sister having currently?