Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Releases “Lung Carcinoid” Video

According to the latest research, 28% of all carcinoids occur in the lung. Bronchial or lung carcinoids account for approximately 1% to 2% of all lung cancers in adults. “Lung Carcinoid” is the newest video in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2103 series.

What are the symptoms of lung carcinoid? Do these tumors cause carcinoid syndrome? Learn more from carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor experts about imaging and surgery for lung carcinoids. Meet two lung carcinoid survivors, Kenneth and Kathy. Kenneth has completed more than a dozen marathons since he had his lung removed.  Read an inspiring story about lung carcinoid survivors here.

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Releases Lung Carcinoid Video

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2013 video series has been made possible by the generosity of Kim, Heather and Lauren Simpson and other family and friends. The series has been created “In loving memory of Cheryl Stanley Simpson (pictured below)  of Gainesville, Florida.  Cheryl was a loving and incredible wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher and friend.  May her courage and dignity in fighting carcinoid cancer and this video series help save the life of someone else in her memory.”

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Video Series, In Memory of Cheryl Stanley Simpson

Other videos in the series are:

The ABC’s of Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors

Faces of Hope

Surgery and Treatment Options

Awareness and education are the first critical components in the fight against carcinoid and NET (neuroendocrine tumor) cancers.  Early detection and diagnosis can both enhance the quality of patients’ lives and extend their lives.  The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is dedicated to bringing about this awareness as advocates for all who are currently living with carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors, their families, and those yet to be diagnosed. We are honored to be of service to this community and hope that our efforts continue to make a difference in your lives.

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  • Kimberly Smith

    Hi my name is Kimberly Smith.I was diagnosed in May of 2009.My story is on the survivor stories.Since then i have had more tumors and last year when i had my CT Scans it showed 2 lesions on my left kidney.This past August it showed multiply and radiologist had it circled.My doctor at Duke upset me by not talking me about my scans.I started seeing a local Oncologist and he sent Medicaid 2 x’s for me to have a Pet Scan.They denied both saying they would not pay for it in patients that have an uncurable disease or cancer that has spread throughout the body.I am in pain my kidney is not funtioning right.I feel as the insurance thinks that i am a piece of paper they put through a paper shredder.I dont think this is fair and i have not ask for [ain meds much but when i do it takes weeks before they will approve to pay for it and by then i have been in bed and i drink my food its called vital it is shipped to me by Apria.I have been cut on so much but i think the insurance is telling me give up when i have been fighting so many surgeries and been in the hospital alot.I cry all the time because i know i am dieing and every one has given up on me.I have depression i dont know what to do.It’s not fair.What should i do…Sincerely Kimberly Smith