To help patients and loved ones better navigate Carcinoid Syndrome, a syndrome of a rare neuroendocrine tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. Moderator Shubham Pant, MD from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and GI oncologist Michael Morse from Duke Medical Center, discuss strategies to manage the syndrome. Patient, Larry Pleasant also shares his experience with Carcinoid Syndrome and how recent advances in treatment have impacted his day to day life. Maryann Wahmann, founder of the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network, shares her experiences as a patient turned advocate, and how her organization provides support services for this community.
▼ Episode 1 Larry Pleasant: Carcinoid Tumor Signs
Larry Pleasant reflects on his carcinoid cancer diagnosis, which was found following a routine colonoscopy. Dr. Michael Morse briefly explains how neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract often present.
Maryann Wahmann discusses how she reacted after her daughter was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. Dr. Michael Morse remarks on family history as a potential risk factor for developing a neuroendocrine tumor.
Dr. Michael Morse, Larry Pleasant, and Maryann Wahmann consider why patients diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor need to be managed through a multidisciplinary approach that involves various healthcare professionals.
► Episode 11 Follow-Up Care for Neuroendocrine Tumors
Larry Pleasant and Maryann Wahmann reinforce that patients need to take ownership of their disease. Dr. Michael Morse discusses how patients should expect to follow up with their cancer care team to monitor for changes in their condition.