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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
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