As a follow-up to our blog about a carcinoid patient appearing on the Dr. Oz Show, we would like to share an update. When we were informed that a carcinoid patient was appearing on the Dr. Oz Show, we thought that carcinoid was going to be mentioned in the show. Lisa, the carcinoid patient who appeared in the opening segment, described her symptoms but there was no mention of carcinoid. Lisa had been taped for two days. She posted on the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s blog: “I am the carcinoid cancer patient that was on Dr. Oz. It was a great experience. Just wish I could have spoken more about carcinoid.” Watch Lisa here.
We share the disappointment of all who watched the show anticipating a mention of carcinoid. The episode that aired is the final version created by the editors and producers of the show. Much of what was taped ended up on the cutting room floor. We would like to thank Lisa for doing all she could to talk about carcinoid and bring about greater awareness of NET cancer. She posted on CCF’s Facebook page: “I am seeking out another venue. I will keep you posted. I will be giving a survivor talk at the Relay 4 life in Nutley and I will be filling their ears on carcinoid as I do every meeting. :-)” Thank you, Lisa, we are so appreciative for your continuing efforts to educate others about carcinoid.
This reinforces the need for the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation to continue its vigilant efforts to bring about greater awareness of carcinoid and NET cancers. The Dr. Oz Show is the perfect example of confusing stomach cancer and carcinoid cancer. We must continue to educate both the public and the medical community about these rare diseases. We will continue to work tirelessly to educate about NET cancers. Thank you for your support!
With deepest appreciation from The CCF Team