Mar 20, 2002 - 9:10 pm
I am a 29 year old female who was diagnosed with a caricnoid tumor in my small intestine. I underwent surgery in 5/01 to remove a portion of my intestine and 9 lymph nodes. Thankfully, it had only spread to one lymph node and the margins were all clear. Because of this early detection I did not have to undergo any other treatment and may only require monthly vitamin B12 shots in my future (a very small price to pay for my health/life) I have since made a full recovery. I will be monitored and tested regularly for the rest of my life. The doctors told me this is an extremely rare tumor and is usually found in older people and is ususally only detected after it has spread. They also told me that another tumor could appear at anytime, but are not sure on the percentage of reoccurrance. I have found some limited information on this type of cancer, but I am looking for more information and to possibly talk with someone who has had this diagnosis.