Northwoods NETS is pleased to announce that Senator Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, November 10th, NET Cancer Awareness Day in the state of Minnesota. We thank Governor Dayton for his continued recognition of this unusual cancer. It is estimated that approximately 300 Minnesotans are diagnosed with each year with this poorly understood disease. NETS, also known as neuroendocrine tumors, are considered rare tumors that have either benign or malignant behaviors.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has recently released a new guideline book for patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors. With very readable language it discusses what neuroendocrine tumors are, how they are diagnosed, the various types of treatments that are available based on the location your neuroendocrine tumor was found, and treatment decisions. Also included in this guide is a dictionary to easily look up terms related to neuroendocrine tumors,
Hey, good looking, have you been noticing subtle changes with your skin? You might want to get your cute booty to the skin doctor ASAP. Patients living with neuroendocrine cancers including carcinoid are frequently familiar with two of the classic symptoms of the disease including flushing and diarrhea. Subtle, often unrecognized symptoms that are often associated with isolated benign diseases can sometimes run concurrent with patients living with neuroendocrine and carcinoid
It’s not often that we have a reason to discuss reality television shows here on Northwoods NETS, but, we have a notable exception right now. The Voice contestant, Felicia Temple, 28, is also a neuroendocrine tumor patient. An amazing vocalist and songwriter, Ms. Temple was diagnosed with a appendiceal neuroendocrine tumor last year. A registered RN, she underwent surgery and six rounds of chemo before her doctor declared her NED. She
Northwoods NETS supports a high quality of life for neuroendocrine cancer survivors and caregivers through its website, education and support sessions, awareness and advocacy activities. It is through your generous contributions that we are able to continue this life affirming work. Northwoods NETS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Minnesota. All contributions to Northwoods NETS are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We thank you for your support.