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Carcinoid Cancer and Neuroendocrine Tumor Patients: Where Do I Start?

January 29, 2010

There are so many questions when you are newly diagnosed with carcinoid cancer or another neuroendocrine tumor.  Where do I start to learn more about these rare cancers?  When patients or their families call the support and information line at the Carcinoid

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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Partners with “The Insurance Warrior”

January 23, 2010

Panic — it’s the feeling in the pit of your stomach upon learning that your insurance company has denied coverage for your medication or treatment.  Laurie Todd, a survivor of late-stage appendix cancer, has gained a reputation as “The Insurance

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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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New Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Item: Monica’s Bracelet

January 5, 2010

Visit the Barking Zebra website, www.barkingzebra.net, and you will find elegant awareness jewelry, benefitting a variety of causes, including The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society.   Monica’s Bracelet was created to …

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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 Cancer Foundation to Celebrate Milestone

December 29, 2009

Will you be the one?  Actually that’s the one millionth!  In 2010 we eagerly anticipate the one millionth visitor to The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s website, www.carcinoid.org.  Our website has had over 950,000 visitors since April 1997.  Join …

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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Salutes CCAN

December 22, 2009

As we enjoy the holiday season and prepare for the New Year, it is also a time to reflect upon the past year and to recognize those individuals who go above and beyond on a daily basis to improve the lives of carcinoid cancer/neuroendocrine tumor patients …

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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
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Remembering Monica Warner

October 24, 2009

 

  

When Monica Warner, CCF’s Director of Development and Research Coordinator, died suddenly on August 7, 2009, the carcinoid/NET community lost one of their most staunch advocates.  In an overwhelming demonstration of admiration, respect,  and love,…

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How Do I Find a Carcinoid/NET Doctor?

October 16, 2009

“How can I find a doctor who knows how to diagnose or treat carcinoid?” is one of the most frequent questions we hear from callers to our information/support line.  And we can help you.  There are carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumor (NET) specialists…

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