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WebMD Articles Raise Awareness about Carcinoid Cancer

January 30, 2011

Understanding carcinoid tumors, carcinoid syndrome, and treatments for carcinoid when surgery is not an option are the focus of three feature articles by Ellen Greenlaw on WebMD.com this month.  For these articles, Ms. Greenlaw sought the expertise…

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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Thanks Steve Jobs for Bringing about Greater Awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancers

January 28, 2011

Since the announcement was made earlier this month that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs would be taking a medical leave of absence there has been significant media coverage about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, NET cancer, and carcinoid.  Although…

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A Carcinoid Soldier’s Survivor Story

October 1, 2010

When Staff Sergeant Daniel Barber of D Company 1-106th AVN in the Missouri National Guard was first diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in 2009 he experienced feelings of shock, despair, anger, fear and frustration.  But he was also relieved because he knew…

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12 iPhone Apps for Patients and Physicians

July 27, 2010

For carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer iPhone users there are many resources for you as a patient or for your physician that have been created by big pharmaceutical companies around the world.  These pharma companies include Novartis, Pfizer, Merck

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Lung Carcinoid Survivor Runs Marathon in California

June 8, 2010

When Kenneth Todd asked his surgeon how the removal of his left lung would affect his daily activities, the surgeon told him he could do everything except run a marathon.  Mr. Todd, who had never previously been a runner, decided he had a new goal.  In 2006,…

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13th Anniversary of First Carcinoid Patient Website: Kudos to Susan Anderson

May 1, 2010

When she was finally diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in 1995, Susan Anderson had already spent 8 years trying to find out what was the cause of her “anemia,” pain, and losing 62 pounds in 6 months.  Little did she realize that diagnosis would also result …

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International Carcinoid Cancer & Neuroendocrine Tumor Conference To Be Held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

January 16, 2010

 

The single biggest international carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor conference in Canada will be presented by the Canadian Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (CNETS) from Thursday, May 13 to Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. …

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2010 Zebra Calendar Still Available: Help Spread the Word about Carcinoid Cancer and Neuroendocrine Tumors

January 8, 2010

“If you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.”  Neuroendocrine tumors can be considered medical zebras.  To bring about greater awareness of these rare diseases, the Florida Carcinoid Support Group is once again offering a beautiful zebra…

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Financial Resource for Carcinoid/NET Patients

January 4, 2010

Did you know there is a foundation dedicated to helping carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor patients with medical costs through a program of grants based upon financial need?  The Lois Merrill Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in…

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Carcinoid Heart Disease: Facts You Need to Know

December 17, 2009
“Serotonin seems to be the single most damaging substance in carcinoid heart disease,” explains JEROME S. ZACKS, MD.  Dr. Zacks, a cardiologist, is a member of the Carcinoid/ Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City,… READ MORE