The exact cause of lung carcinoid tumours is not known. Many risk factors have been identified for other types of lung cancers, but currently, no definite modifiable risk factors (factors that can be changed or controlled) are known for carcinoid tumours of the lungs. Some risk factors for lung carcinoid tumours include:
As most of these risk factors of most lung carcinoid tumours are not modifiable or preventable, it is not known how to prevent this type of lung cancer.
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