"Surgery is a very important aspect of care for neuorendocrine cancer patients."
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North Bellmore, New York (PRWEB) November 07, 2011
November 10, 2011 is Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day. As part of a several events planned around this day, the Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network has posted Dr. Eric Liu's video, 'Neuorendocrine Cancer Paitents- Surgical Options, Making the Right Choice,' for free viewing at http://www.carcinoidawareness.org/#/net-cancer-day/4556871455
The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network's mission is to intensify awareness of neuroendocrine tumors, including carcinoid cancer, in the general public and medical community. Dr. Eric Liu’s clinical interests include all aspects of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery with an emphasis on the treatment of neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases. His research interests have focused on islet transplantation and imaging of the beta cell for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. He has also worked extensively in immunology and transplantation.
'We have also arranged to have a flag flown over the U S Capitol in honor of neuroendocrine cancer patients throughout the United States on the 10th,' says Maryann Wahmann, VP of the Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) and an award-winning patient advocate. 'Neuroendocrine cancer killed Steve Jobs. Because neuroendocrine (NET) cancer is considered rare and due to a lack of public awareness the disease has a low priority for medical research. Over 11,000 new patients are diagnosed each year and as many as 125,000 patients are living in the US today. We're getting the word out- if you don't suspect it, you can't detect it.'
CCAN's 8th Annual Celebration of Life Gala will be held on November 12th at 6 pm at The Sterling in Bethpage, New York. Space is available for those who wish to attend. Contact CCAN for more information regarding neuroendocrine cancer and all of the November events at http://www.carcinoidawareness.org or call 866-850-9555.