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Uneducated doctors – awareness is key

on April 25, 2012

It continues to concern me when I hear about surgeons who want to manage the care of the carcinoid/NET patient. It’s great to have a surgeon on you overall team. However, this is an endocrine cancer… so you also need to have an endocrinologist (who knows the endocrine system in detail) and an oncologist (cancer doctor).

It also continues to concern me greatly that doctors seem to think that surgery is the “cure”. I’m meeting patients by the handfuls who were told 2 yrs ago, 5 yrs ago, 10 yrs ago that they were “cured”. Carcinoid cancer/NET patients MUST be followed for 20 YEARS. This is regardless of where the primary tumor was found.

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