Many people find it easier to watch video presentation than to read all of the technical things on the internet about neuroendocrine tumor and try to winnow out the fluff and nonsense.
We have added a video page always available from the main menu above, with youtube video playlists from a number of trusted sources. Our intent is to keep this up to date, so that the information is now and not stale.
We will certainly post the videos from the NETRF 2019 Patient and Caregiver Conference on August 10, 2019 as soon as they are available.
May we all have the best possible outcomes.
This from our friend and member Annie Farrell:
A subject to let our fellow NET travelers know about. I haven’t had tissue taken in a long time. Don’t think the biopsy two years ago of the golf ball sized tumor near my thyroid counts since they probably just biopsied it, saw it was NET and threw away the remains.
Donate Tumor Tissue to Help Research
Consenting to donate excess tumor tissue, from a biopsy or surgical procedure, helps advance our knowledge of NETs by providing researchers with an essential resource. See our FAQs about tumor tissue donation. (MORE)
Patients can donate tumor tissue through Pattern.org. Pattern.org links to an electronic consent form where patients can learn more about contributing. Should a patient decide to provide consent, Pattern.org arranges for excess tumor tissue to be shipped from a patient’s institution to the NETRF cell line research laboratory.
Make sure to talk to your doctor several weeks in advance of your procedure about your plan to donate excess tumor tissue.
If you donate a portion of your tumor tissue to the NETRF Cell Line Project, you can also choose to donate tissue to the institution where you undergo your procedure.
Thanks Annie for valuable information in the fight against NETS!
We have added a new page to this blog which lists a large number of information sources for NETs! See the menu above. It now has NETs Information Sources as a link.
One of the worst problems with our disease is the difficulty of finding accurate, appropriate, reliable information about the disease and our own manifestations of the disease. Dr. Google can be very misleading sometimes. Our specialists want to help but usually can only answer the questions we ask and we don’t know what questions to ask.
The best approach we have found is that each patient must be their own best advocate (or have a loved one who can do it.) To be a good advocate one must be as well informed as possible.
Please help us. If you find inaccurate information, let us know. If you find a new trusted source, let us know.
May we all have the best possible outcomes…