Symptoms of carcinoid tumours in most patients are non-specific. Similar symptoms can be caused by many other medical problems such as other tumours in lung, infection of lung etc. Cancer, which is diagnosed in early stages, responds better to treatment and their prognosis is better. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor for any bothersome symptom, which persists for more than a few days.
Consult your doctor if you have any/all of the following symptoms suggestive of some type of significant medical problem:
Symptoms that need urgent medical consultation or treatment include:
Who to consult
Some health professionals, who evaluate your symptoms include:
These are some symptoms, which may occur in a person with carcinoid tumour of the lung. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that you have lung cancer. Your doctor can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat them accordingly.