Imagine years of frequent diarrhea, years of insomnia, years of frequent flushing episodes, years of low blood pressure causing dizziness if you stand too quickly, years of meteoric mood shifts.
Imagine years of people saying your anorexic,years of eating no later than 4:30 p.m. because going later than that will leave you with unbearable stomach cramps for three days after that.
Imagine every doctor you talk to focussing on just one of those symptoms and never seeing the bigger picture. You’re told it’s stress, early onset menopause, that you need to put on some weight—that you’re crazy.
That’s what too many NET cancer patients face. On average, a NET cancer patient gets five incorrect diagnoses before someone figures out it’s cancer.
NET cancer has no cure—just a handful of treatments that—sometimes—can ease the symptoms and slow the disease. Dana-Farber’s Program in Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors is working too change that—and we’re doing all we can to help.
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