According to the latest research, 28% of all carcinoids occur in the lung. Bronchial or lung carcinoids account for approximately 1% to 2% of all lung cancers in adults. “Lung Carcinoid” is the newest video in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2103 series.
What are the symptoms of lung carcinoid? Do these tumors cause carcinoid syndrome? Learn more from carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor experts about imaging and surgery for lung carcinoids. Meet two lung carcinoid survivors, Kenneth and Kathy. Kenneth has completed more than a dozen marathons since he had his lung removed. Read an inspiring story about lung carcinoid survivors here.
The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s 2012-2013 video series has been made possible by the generosity of Kim, Heather and Lauren Simpson and other family and friends. The series has been created “In loving memory of Cheryl Stanley Simpson (pictured below) of Gainesville, Florida. Cheryl was a loving and incredible wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher and friend. May her courage and dignity in fighting carcinoid cancer and this video series help save the life of someone else in her memory.”
Other videos in the series are:
The ABC’s of Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors
Faces of Hope
Surgery and Treatment Options
Awareness and education are the first critical components in the fight against carcinoid and NET (neuroendocrine tumor) cancers. Early detection and diagnosis can both enhance the quality of patients’ lives and extend their lives. The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is dedicated to bringing about this awareness as advocates for all who are currently living with carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors, their families, and those yet to be diagnosed. We are honored to be of service to this community and hope that our efforts continue to make a difference in your lives.