Do you want to get the latest news about carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors delivered directly to your email address? Are you interested in stories about carcinoid/NET survivors, research, clinical trials, blogs, physicians, or organizations? It’s as simple as signing up for free Google Alerts and you choose if you want them as they happen or receive the alerts on a daily or even weekly basis. This is a great resource you can use to make sure you see all the latest carcinoid/NETs information.
What are Google Alerts? Here’s what Google says:
“Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.
Enter a search query you wish to monitor. You will see a preview of the type of results you’ll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:
- monitoring a developing news story
- keeping current on a competitor or industry
- getting the latest on a celebrity or event
- keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams”
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to sign up for and receive Google Alerts:
- Go to your Internet search engine and type in Google Alerts.
- Choose Google Alerts, monitor the web for interesting content, www.google.com/alerts. If you already have a Google account, sign in and sign up for Google Alerts.
- In the Search Query box, type in the words for which you wish to receive alerts, one alert at a time. For example, type in carcinoid. If you want an alert about carcinoid cancer, be sure to put the words in quotation marks, “carcinoid cancer,” or you will receive separate alerts about carcinoid and cancer and your mailbox will be inundated! All alerts that are multiple words should be put into quotations marks.
- Choose the result type: Everything, News, Blogs, Video, Discussions, or Books.
- Select the frequency with which you wish to receive the alerts: As-it-happens, Once a Day, or Once a Week.
- Choose How Many – all results or only the best results. If you choose All Results you may find you are receiving too many alerts, in which case you can edit this to Only the Best Results.
- Select where you wish the Google Alerts delivered, either an email address or an RSS Feed.
- Click the Create Alert button and the alerts will be on their way to you!
You can always manage your Google Alerts by creating new Alerts, deleting Alerts, and changing the frequency of Alerts, and where they are delivered.
Some suggested terms for Google Alerts about carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors are: carcinoid, “carcinoid cancer,” “neuroendocrine tumors,” “neuroendocrine cancer,” “carcinoid syndrome,” “pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors,” paraganglioma, pheochromocytoma, “Carcinoid Cancer Foundation,” “carcinoid blogs,” octreotide, “chemotherapy and carcinoid,” lanreotide, “carcinoid clinical trials,” pasireotide, and “neuroendocrine cancer clinical trials.” These are just a few examples; you can choose alerts for individual physicians, neuroendocrine tumor centers, medications, specific conditions – whatever is of interest to you!
This is a fantastic way to have Google search the Internet for everything that is of interest to you and to stay on top of all the latest in the carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor community!