Surgery to remove the tumor is usually the first treatment. It can permanently cure the condition if the tumor is completely removed.
If the tumor has spread to the liver, treatment involves destroying the local blood supply of the tumor or giving chemotherapy directly into the liver.
When the entire tumor cannot be removed, removing large portions of the tumor ("debulking") can help relieve the symptoms.
Octreotide injections are sometimes given to people with advanced carcinoid tumors...Read more