Faces of Hope and Surgery and Treatment Options are the newest videos in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2013 series. 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.
Meet NET cancer survivors Claire, Josh, Judy, Kathy, Kenneth, and “Sunny” Susan as they share their journeys about being diagnosed and living with rare neuroendocrine tumors, including lung carcinoid, carcinoid of the ileum, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Faces of Hope is the 2nd video in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2013 series.
What are the surgical and treatment options for carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor patients? For patients with tumors that have spread to the liver which therapies should be used to improve quality and quantity of life? How do patients benefit from clinical trials? There is an explosion of technologies coming not only in the diagnostics but also in the treatments of these rare cancers. The featured physicians in Surgery and Treatment Options are surgeons Eric H. Liu, MD, Director of the Neuroendocrine Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Yi-Zarn Wang, DDS, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; and medical oncologist Edward M. Wolin, MD, Co-Director, Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, Medical Oncology, Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. (Please note, each of the physicians held the position listed at the time of filming).
These videos, made possible by the generosity of Kim, Heather and Lauren Simpson and other family and friends, have 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.”