Neuroendocrine cancer patients and their doctors now have new and important tools for diagnosing and treating carcinoid heart disease (CHD) early. Last year, an international multidisciplinary team comprised of specialists on the leading edge of research and treatment for neuroendocrine cancer published guidelines in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology entitled, “Diagnosing and Managing Carcinoid Heart Disease in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Expert Statement.” Given that up to 50 percent of neuroendocrine cancer (carcinoid) patients go on to develop CHD, which is often more life-threatening for the patient than the usually slow-growing neuroendocrine tumors, this is a huge step towards the goal of educating patients and doctors about the current gold standard in diagnosis and treatment.Read More
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