Patient Groups in Pennsylvania

Contact Person:  Teresa Lanza
Phone:  717 576 5095
Email:  CarcinoidSupport@juno.com
Website:  www.PCCAN.net

 

Contact Person:  Suzi Garber
Phone:  610 779 2901
Email:  info@phillycarcinoid.org
Website: www.phillycarcinoid.org

 

Groups in Development

LANCASTER AREA

Contact Person:  Susan
Phone:  717 824 1572
Email:  susan288@verizon.net

 

PITTSBURGH / SOUTHWESTERN PA AREA

Contact Person:  Michael
Phone:  717 576 5095
Email:  Michael@isletcellcancer.com

 

For groups outside of Pennsylvania, internatinal support groups, and on-line support groups visit the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation at WWW.CARCINOID.ORG.

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