What is a healthy diet for neuroendocrine tumor patients? If a NET patient has carcinoid syndrome which foods should be avoided? Are supplements recommended for carcinoid/NET patients? When NET patients have problems related to malabsorption and various therapies, what changes should be made in their diet? These are among the many questions answered by Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD and Leigh Anne Kamerman Burns, RD, CDN in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s video, Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors. To see the video in a larger size, click on the YouTube logo on the bottom right of the video.
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.
The videos in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2013 series, 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 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.”
Visit the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/CarcinoidNETs, to see all of the videos in the series as well as videos from previous years. Please help us to reach our goal of 50,000 views on our YouTube channel by the beginning of September — we’re almost there! When you share these videos you are helping to bring about greater awareness of these rare diseases. Thank you!
“If you don’t suspect it, you can’t detect it.”