The Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor Team offers a full-range of diagnostic tools, including endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic-ultrasound-guided biopsy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, computed tomography angiography, interventional radiology and cytopathology.
Stages of Cancer
Identifying the stage of disease – how far advanced it is and whether it is has spread to nearby organs – is an important step in planning the appropriate treatment. There is no standard staging system for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, only three general categories.
- Localized: found in the appendix, colon, rectum, small intestine or stomach only
- Regional: spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes
- Metastatic: spread to organs and tissues throughout the body