Carcinioid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN)

CCAN’s mission is to intensify awareness of carcinoid cancer in the medical community and the general public- locally and nationally. CCAN’s fundraising efforts assists patient groups and provides funding for research.

 

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF)

Considered a premier site for current and accurate information, CCF is a non-profit organization founded in 1968.  Its mission is to conduct, encourage and support research and to educate the general public and health care professionals.

 

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF)

Founded in 2005, The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering a cure for carcinoid cancer.

 

Carcinoid Central

Carcinoid Central provides up to the minute  announcements regarding PCCAN activities, including changes due to inclement weather.

 

Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

Future home to the “Zebra House”, the NET Program at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana specializes in the diagnosis and management of all forms of neuroendocrine tumors, most commonly carcinoid.

 

Susan Anderson: Carcinoid Cancer

Susan Anderson was the first patient to create a carcinoid web site.  Overflowing with information, her site has been connecting patients to carcinoid resources since 1997.

 

PCCAN Yahoo Group

Specific to patients living in or being treated in Pennsylvania, this on-line forum facilitates networking and sharing of information among PCCAN members.  To subscribe send an e-mail to

PCCAN-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Remember the Zebra

In medical school, students are taught “when you hear hoof beats think horses,” meaning when presented with a symptom a physician should consider the most common causes associated with those symptoms.

This adage works well when the disease is a common condition.  But for people with uncommon ailments such as Carcinoid Cancer, this often results in years of misdiagnosis due to symptoms that frequently mimic more common diseases.

The medical community must remember to think beyond horses when they hear hoof beats because the approaching animal could be the less common zebra. This is why the message of the Carcinoid Cancer community is  REMEMBER THE ZEBRA.

PCCAN Acknowledges

THE SPONSORS OF THIS WEBSITE 

THE GARAM GROUP, LLC

Syracuse, NY

 

OUR ADVISORS

 

THE CARCINOID CANCER FOUNDATION
New York, NY

 

HAROLD A. HARVEY, MD

HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER
Hershey, PA

 

ARTIST JOANNA BARNUM 

FOR DONATING ORIGNAL ARTWORK, ZEBRA