How to Stay Positive with Cancer

Beth asked the doctor to remove her appendix while having surgery on her gallbladder. She had a feeling something bigger was going on . . .she was right.

This  series has been made possible by the generous support of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals as part of the Fit-to-Fight series. Watch the complete series here, https://www.carcinoid.org/for-patients/videos/ccf-50th-anniversary-videos/.

The Latest News

It’s Cyber Monday — Shop AmazonSmile and Support CCF

When you shop Cyber Monday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/13-6277875, AmazonSmile donates to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation at no cost to you!

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2019 Monica Warner Award: Call for Nominations

Novartis has announced that nominations are open for the 10th Annual Monica Warner Award, which commemorates the life and work of Monica Warner as a driving force in the neuroendocrine tumor (NET) community. Nominations will be accepted until December 13. Read more

Share Your Experience with NET Treatment

We’re excited to share with you a new study for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) who have switched from monthly Sandostatin LAR® (octreotide) to Somatuline® Depot (lanreotide) injections within the past 12 months. If you are a NET patient 21 years or older, who lives in the United States, we invite you to see if you are eligible to participate. Please check this out today because there are a limited number of individuals who can participate in the study. Immediately upon completion of the interview, in appreciation for your time, a Visa gift card in the amount of $100 will be mailed to you.

Your voice makes a difference for NET patients – thanks so much for your interest in this study! For more information and to see if you are eligible for the study, click here:  http://bit.ly/NETstudy.

 

FACEBOOK LIVE Featuring Dr. Robert Ramirez Talking about Lung NETs and DIPNECH

On  October 23rd we hosted a special Facebook Live Event with NET expert Dr. Robert Ramirez with an in-depth discussion about Lung Neuroendocrine Tumors and DIPNECH.  You can see the presentation here: https://www.facebook.com/Carcinoid/videos/2272028139763893/

Stop&Shop Community Bag Program Supports CCF and the Environment

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Read more about how you can participate.

 

CCF  Website for  PRRT and Gallium-68 PET/CT Scan

Visit CCF’s website dedicated to providing information about PRRT and the Gallium-68 PET/CT scan. This site includes an interactive map to locate facilities where PRRT and/or the Gallium-68 PET/CT scan are being offered. The map will be updated regularly as additional facilities provide these services. https://www.prrtgalliumcenters.org/.

PRRT Gallium Centers Website

 

 

Promising Developments in the Pipeline for High Grade Neuroendocrine Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

“Treatment for high grade neuroendocrine neoplasms (abnormal tissue growth) is moving the way that the treatment for triple negative breast cancer is moving — toward the realization that there are a basket of subtypes and that each can be potentially treated differently,” according to Aman Chauhan, MD, medical oncologist, Director of NET Theranostics, Markey Cancer Center (NCI Designated Cancer Center), University of Kentucky. Insights gained through clinical trials will change how these cancers are diagnosed and treated.  Read more

Help Support CCF!

During our first 50 years, the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation has helped tens of thousands of people diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, loved ones, and those seeking a diagnosis. Have we helped you? Here’s a way to give back.Together we can help CCF achieve its mission of education, awareness, support and advocacy. Please donate today! https://carcinoid.kindful.com/

New NCCN Patient Guidelines, Neuroendocrine Tumors

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is pleased to share the newly published NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) Guidelines for Patients® Neuroendocrine Tumors and to have endorsed these guidelines, which focus on tests and treatment options recommended by experts in cancer.  The 100-page publication is accessible in several ways. Read more

Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy, PRRT: Information and Locations

Since we shared the news of the FDA’s January 26, 2018 approval of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, PRRT, with Lutathera  (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate), more information has become available for the neuroendocrine tumor community, including updates about coverage and reimbursement; information about patient assistance programs being offered by Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), the manufacturer of Lutathera; new patient materials from  Advanced Accelerator Applications; and locations where the treatment is currently being offered. Read more

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Patient & Caregiver Education on Carcinoid Syndrome: Talking to Your Doctor About Symptoms, Diet, and Treatment

Join us for a new educational program designed for people living with Carcinoid Syndrome and their loved ones. This program provides information about:

  • how a diagnosis is reached
  • what to eat when living with Carcinoid Syndrome
  • how to  manage it over time

Check out this free program at your convenience: https://www.carcinoid.org/treatment-education/

Below is a short clip from the program featuring NET expert David Metz, MD talking about the signs and symptoms of carcinoid syndrome.

 

Cancer Coach Live, Carcinoid Syndrome program, on-demand

Gallium 68 PET/CT Scanning for Neuroendocrine Tumors — Information and Locations

The US Food and Drug Administration’s June 1, 2016 approval of the Gallium-68 PET/CT DOTATATE scan using NETSPOT® heralded a new age of nuclear imaging in the United States for neuroendocrine tumors. Click here for more information about the scan and locations of where it is being offered throughout the US.  We will be adding to the list based on feedback from the NET community.

CCF Infographic: 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor or carcinoid cancer?  It can feel like a daunting task to figure out next steps and doctor appointments may be overwhelming.   You can help yourself or support a loved-one by learning about the disease and preparing yourself for doctor visits.  The first visit may be the most challenging, so It’s important to arm yourself with relevant questions.  Here we provide you with six questions, specific to neuroendocrine tumors, to ask your doctor.   Click here to download the infographic.

Carcinoid Syndrome Website

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s website www.carcinoidsyndrome.org  is a space for everything about carcinoid syndrome – from diagnosis and treatment to news and community updates. This site is a great resource for patients, caregivers, and physicians alike – looking to learn more about carcinoid syndrome.

Guide to Understanding Carcinoid Syndrome

Know the signs and symptoms — skin flushing, diarrhea, heart racing . . . it could be carcinoid syndrome!  How is it diagnosed, what are the treatment options, what questions should you ask your healthcare provider?  Read more in Guide to Understanding Carcinoid Syndrome,  from Health Monitor and the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: https://www.carcinoid.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Carcinoid-Syndrome-Guide-to-Understanding.pdf.

Reaching Those Who Are Still Undiagnosed

To combat statistics showing that it often takes 5 to 7 years for patients to receive the correct diagnosis of a neuroendocrine tumor (NET), the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation has partnered with Advanced Accelerator Applications to create an infographic listing common symptoms and misdiagnoses.  Please share this broadly in hopes of helping others get the proper diagnosis more quickly. Download the infographic here.