Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors Video

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.

“Nutritional and vitamin status in patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms,” World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 2019,  Read full text


“Nutritional Concerns for the Carcinoid Patient”

Presented by  the late Monica E. Warner, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
Year 2000 with Year 2008 update.

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A Dietitian’s Cancer Story

by Diana Dyer MS, RD, Cancer & Nutrition Specialist
An Inspirational site created by a dietitian who is a 3-time cancer survivor, including neuroblastoma and breast cancer twice. Although not specifically geared for carcinoid cancer patients You will find nutrition information and healthful light recipes of benefit to all cancer patients. A resource in the areas of both conventional and complementary medicine.

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This website provides independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products.

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Nutrition and Diet for Carcinoid Patients: An Interview with Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D.

“Niacin deficiency, general protein energy deficiency, nutrition problems due to surgery, malnutrition and chronic diarrhea, and the excess metabolism of tryptophan,” are the key nutritional issues for carcinoid patients says endocrinologist Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D.  Dr. Mechanick has been working with carcinoid patients at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he is Clinical Professor of Medicine and an attending physician, for over twenty years, beginning when he was a Fellow in Endocrinology at the hospital in 1981.  He became interested in carcinoid patients as he worked at Mt. Sinai alongside Richard R.P. Warner, M.D., a nationally and internationally recognized carcinoid specialist and Medical Director of The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.

The challenges of working with carcinoid patients, explains Dr. Mechanick, are both in the very early diagnostic stage as well as in the advanced stage, when very sick patients are undergoing surgical intervention.

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Nutrition guidelines for carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor cancers.

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Nutrition Power Point slides from the Portland Oregon Patient Conference, September, 2006

By Miles Hassle MD and Monica Warner MS, RD. CDN

Nutrition of the Cancer Patient (PDF)

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by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Some answers for the eating challenges that can occur during treatment. Explains steps you can take to maintain a healthy appetite and energy level.
The New American Plate
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has introduced a highly successful approach to eating that combines the latest science, flavorful recipes, and old-fashioned, American common sense. With the New American Plate, it’s easier than ever to create meals that lower your risk for cancer, nutrtiion for cancer patients and other chronic diseases.


Don’t let desperation lead you to try things just because someone advises you to do so. Read the information on this web site thoroughly. This site was created by Dr. Stephen Barrett, a noted “quackbuster” of what he considers to be useless treatments and irresponsible practitioners.

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