Carcinoid tumor care at Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, experts work together to provide you with exactly the care you need.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, specialists in oncology, surgery, pathology, cardiology, endocrinology, diagnostic radiology and gastroenterology work as a team to provide comprehensive care for those with carcinoid tumors. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Carcinoid tumors are an uncommon type of cancer. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience caring for many people with carcinoid tumors.

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. Options may include:

  • A full range of treatment options to consider. At Mayo Clinic you have access to all of the treatment options so that you can carefully consider which is best for you. Options may include surgery, medications and a variety of treatments for cancer that has spread to your liver.
  • Innovative surgical options. Surgeons are skilled in removing cancers using minimally invasive surgery techniques to reduce the risk of complications, such as bleeding and pain, and help you recover more quickly.
  • Latest systemic treatments. People who seek care at Mayo Clinic have access to the latest treatments, including peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera). PRRT combines a drug that targets cancer cells with a small amount of a radioactive substance. It allows radiation to be delivered directly to the cancer cells. Learn more about Nuclear Medicine Therapy at Mayo Clinic.
  • Clinical trials studying cutting-edge treatments. You and your doctor can consider a number of clinical trials studying new treatments and new strategies for managing carcinoid tumors.

Expertise and rankings

Doctors at Mayo Clinic are equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for people with carcinoid tumors. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, doctors from a variety of specialties, including oncologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, surgeons, transplant specialists and radiologists, form a team to make sure all of your individual needs are addressed in your care plan.
  • Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating uncommon cancers, including carcinoid tumors.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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May 14, 2021