This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) is a rare tumor normally occurring in the appendix which displays features of both a neuroendocrine tumor and a more aggressive form of cancer known as an adenocarcinoma. It is usually diagnosed in people over the age of 50. People with this tumor may develop acute appendicitis, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Prognosis largely depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread to other parts of the body. Treatment involves surgery to remove the tumor. Depending on how much the tumor has spread, surgeons may remove the appendix, part of the colon, or the ovaries (in women). Some people will have chemotherapy after surgery.
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