Information on the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and symptom management of NETs.
What is a Carcinoid Tumor? The neuroendocrine system is comprised of cells that are spread throughout several organ systems, including the lungs and digestive system. They are called neuroendocrine cells because they have characteristics of both nerve and endocrine cells. Nerve cells use electrical impulses to transmit signals. Endocrine cells, such as the thyroid and pancreas, make up glands that secrete hormones, such as thyroid hormone and insulin, which can be used to communicate with other organs. Tumors of the neuroendocrine system account for about 2% of all cancers and can be classified as either pancreatic endocrine tumors or carcinoid tumors. Approximately 12,000 cases of carcinoid tumor are diagnosed a year. They most commonly arise in the gastrointestinal system (esophagus, stomach, intestines) and are thought to regulate digestion by controlling digestive enzyme release and ... read more on Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors
Expert answers to common questions about carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors.
Typical Carcinoid Versus Atypical Carcinoid
Question What is typical versus atypical carcinoid- what is the difference and are they treated differently? Answer Nevena Damjanov, MD, Medical Oncologist at Penn Medicine responds. Typical carcinoid has a "typical" appearance when the pathologist looks at it under the microscope. Clinically, the person with typical carcinoid is likely to
Online Resources for Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Information
Question What are some online resources for patients? Answer Gloria DiLullo, Nurse Practitioner at Penn Medicine responds. Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: www.carcinoid.org Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: www.caringforcarcinoid.org NET Alliance: www.thenetalliance.com Carcinod Link: www.carcinoid.com North American
Are Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine the Same?
Question Can carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor be used interchangeably? Or is one not always the other or something? Answer Katie Fanslau, RN, MSN, Nurse in Nuclear Medicine at Penn Medicine responds. There are a several different types of NETs (Neuroendocrine Tumors). So Carcinoid is a type of NET, but not all NETs are carcinoid. Other types
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation's Plan to Cure Carcinoid
An interview with CFCF's founder and carcinoid survivor, Nancy O'Hagan.
News stories related to carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors.
Coverage from professional conferences on research relevant to neuroendocrine tumors.
2005 National Carcinoid-Net Conference
Conference Dates: September 22-24, 2005 Conference Location: Philadelphia, PA Sponsoring Group: Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network & North American Alliance of Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors Conference Web Page URL: www.naapnet.org/html/2005conference.html Topics Covered: The Philadelphia conference committee has put together a
Advances in Pituitary Disease: Metabolic, Neuroendocrine and Psychosocial Issues
Date: December 6-8, 2001 Location: Barcelona, Spain Symposium Web Page: www.imedex.com/oncology.htm
Los Angeles Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Education Seminar
Conference Dates: March 27, 2010, 1-5:30PM Conference Location: Los Angelos Sponsoring Group: Caring for Carcinoid Conference Web Page URL: www.caringforcarcinoid.org/fundraising/laevent.asp Who Should Attend: Patients, Family Members Conference Agenda: On March 27th, come join your fellow neuroendocrine tumor patients for an