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Connecting: Carcinoid Support Resources and Support Groups

You can find a wealth of information about carcinoid syndrome via the Internet. While many sites provide useful information, not all of the information on the Internet is reliable. On this page, you'll find a listing of helpful websites for further information, as well as links to carcinoid syndrome support groups:

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Carcinoid Syndrome Information

Carcinoid Syndrome Support Groups

Carcinoid Syndrome Information

Your health care provider is your first source of information because he or she understands your individual medical needs. Still, the Internet can be a good source of information about carcinoid syndrome, and it provides a way for patients and families to "talk" with one another, and share feelings and resources.

American Cancer Society, Inc.

A complex and expansive website helpful for those that have recently been diagnosed with cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides cancer information services; holds meetings and conferences; provides support for cancer patients, friends, family and survivors; and much more. or call 1-800-227-2345


CancerCare® is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare® programs — including counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical help — are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. or call 1-800-813-HOPE for information about support programs

Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN)

The Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network is a nonprofit organization incorporated in July of 2004, to intensify awareness of carcinoid cancer and to assist support groups around the world in providing patients and caregivers access to important information about carcinoid disease. Focused on awareness, education and support, this New York based group supports patients and groups across the USA and abroad. or call 1-866-850-9555

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered by the State of New York in 1968 for the purpose of encouraging and supporting research and education on carcinoid tumors and related neuroendocrine tumors (NET). or call 1-888-722-3132

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NET RF)

The mission of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation is to discover a cure for carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors. The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation funds leading scientists, whose research will advance the understanding of neuroendocrine tumors, with the goal of curing these diseases. Along with its focus on research, the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation is committed to supporting patients, families, friends, and caregivers by providing them with complete and up-to-date information. For more information on the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation's supportive resources please visit: or call 617-948-2514

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

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Carcinoid Syndrome Support Groups

Joining a carcinoid support group can help you deal with carcinoid syndrome and interact with people who are going through similar experiences. Support groups share the latest treatment information, personal stories, and ways to get support for overcoming a disease. If you are interested in joining a carcinoid support group, a list of groups and their websites is provided below. Although Internet addresses change from time to time, current carcinoid sites include:

Capitol Area Carcinoid Survivors (CACS)

A patient-run support group formed in September 2001 for patients and caregivers in DC, MD, VA, and the eastern US who are dealing with carcinoid cancer and carcinoid syndrome.

Carcinoid Cancer Texas Survivors (CCTS)

The mission is to educate carcinoid patients, physicians, and the general community with regard to Carcinoid Cancer and to offer a forum for positive and empathetic support. The purpose of CCTS is to offer support and education and to increase awareness of carcinoid cancer and carcinoid cancer survivorship within the general and medical communities.

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