Online Support and Discussion Groups
In addition to support groups that hold regular meetings, there are also online support groups and elist discussion groups (US and international) that you may find helpful.
A non-moderated elist with strong emphasis on support in addition to medical information. For all those suffering from rare cancers, ACOR is likely to be the only place of support and the main source of accurate information about their treatment options. Thousands of people are alive today because of the information they found on an ACOR eCommunity.
Click here to access the ACOR archives (a username and password is required)
This is a moderated e-mail list for patients or primary caregivers, researchers, and physicians to discuss clinical, nonclinical issues and advances pertaining to carcinoid/gastric NETs. This includes patient experiences, hormone-induced psychological issues, new research, clinical trials, and discussions of current treatment practices. The list has several physicians as members or patients who provide answers to questions on all fields of research and treatment of the gastric group of neuroendocrine tumors. This list has never been a support list and has always been moderated to maintain a low noise to valuable message ratio so its archives comprise almost 19,000 entries of useful information about the disease. The membership of this list has been in excess of 1,000 for the last 5 years or longer. The owner is a 34 year survivor with active carcinoid cancer.
This is an online support group for caregivers of people with carcinoid. It's a small but caring group started in the spring of 2005. Click to join: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/caregivers4carcinoid/
The purpose of this unique support group on Yahoo called Carcinoid Support is for "cancer survivors (mostly carcinoid) who today have no prospect of going into remission but whose treatment regimens are geared towards making their cancer a chronic condition. Here we discuss more about learning to live with carcinoid, day by day--not the medical aspect but the emotional adjustment."
To sign up, click here.
This is a support group for carcinoid cancer survivors and caregivers in the heartland of America, including members from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma at the present time. We are a dynamic, proactive growing group that was started in July 2008. Interested parties should send a request stating your preferred email address, your location, your carcinoid story, and your reason for wanting to join this group to: Heartland_Carcinoidsfirstname.lastname@example.org
An information and education group for patients, family members, and medical professionals focused on Islet Cell Tumors. This list is monitored by medical professionals, and is a good place to ask questions about the disease and to share clinical experiences. This is NOT an emotional support group. To join, click here.
The Metro Atlanta Carcinoid Awareness Group (MACAG) was established in November 2004. The group was established as an informal communications enabler for those who reside in Georgia and have been diagnosed with carcinoid cancer. Family members and medical professionals who wish to share information with members are also welcomed. To join CLICK HERE
MEN1 is a hereditary syndrome that causes tumors—mostly endocrine—in different organs. Sometimes, but not often, carcinoid tumors develop. This elist was created for patients, family members, and caregivers to offer caring, support, guidance, and up-to-date information on living and coping with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1). All are welcome to join. Just enter the link above. Hope to see you there.
On Topica, we are here to serve everyone's needs, and encourage people to post without fear of retribution. "We are here to share about all kinds of topics -- carcinoid (of course), medical articles, health insurance, medicines, treatment options, member experiences, symptom management, medical providers, case management, dealing with doctors and other medical providers, Social Security Disability (carcinoid qualifies), emotional issues, family concerns, caregiver info and support, understanding procedures, learning to be a better patient, dealing with a chronic illness, specialty labs, and so much more. If you can think of it, we can discuss it! We are all in this together."
To join, send an email to email@example.com.
This is a carcinoid online group dedicated to lungnoids and other foreguts. This group was started because the standard of treatment for lung/stomach/pancreatic noids is different than the intestinal noids.
INSPIRE, the online support community, has added a new section for Neuroendocrine (NETS) / Carcinoid Tumors in the Lung Cancer community. This group is already engaged in several discussions and all who are interested are invited to join. INSPIRE connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. CLICK HERE for more information.
INSPIRE, the online support community, has added a new section for the Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNETs) community. INSPIRE connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. CLICK HERE for more information and to join.
This is a support group for patients, caregivers, and family members. It is our hope to offer current information, support, and knowledge so we can all be “in the know,” for only in knowledge can we truly be a partner with our healthcare team. Join us and welcome.
A Listserv/Website dedicated for Canadians and their neuroendocrine cancers. To join CLICK HERE.
- CARPA Mailing List (primarily in Swedish)
Mailinglistan vänder sig till patienter med hormonproducerande tumörer, t ex carcinoider, endokrina pankreastumörer, binjurebarkscancer och liknande. Även anhöriga och vårdpersonal är välkomna.
Owner: Marina Walström
Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492
White Plains, NY 10605