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Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors start in the hormone-producing cells lining the gastrointestinal tract. Discovering that you have these tumors can be overwhelming news. But there is hope.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has pioneered great advances in the treatment of GI tumors. (Read more about how we’re breaking new ground.)

But beyond our new successes in the fight against cancer, you’ll find a caring team of experts you can trust. And this same expert team of doctors, nurses and specialists walk alongside you throughout your entire journey. Learn how our Nurse Navigator can guide you through your treatment process.

That’s one of the reasons why our 5-year cancer survival rates are up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.

To begin your journey with a committed and caring team of GI tumor experts, call us at (720) 848-0300.

 

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Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors at a Glance

  • GI carcinoid tumors grow slowly, usually in the appendix, small intestine or rectum. It’s common for more than one tumor to grow in the small intestine.
  • Since many carcinoids never cause any symptoms, there are probably many people with carcinoid tumors that are never found. 
  • Roughly 7,300 to 8,000 GI carcinoid tumors are diagnosed each year in the United States.
  • The average age of people diagnosed with carcinoid is the early 60s. Carcinoid tumors are more common in African Americans than in Caucasians, and are slightly more common in women than men.

Source: American Cancer Society

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