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NET Cancer Day

November 10


Dec 16 2012

Stichting NET-groep Presents New Film and Information for Lung Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Patients

A new film and website page dedicated to lung NETs (grade 1 carcinoid and grade 2 atypical carcinoid) has just been released by Stichting NET-groep, the NET patient organization in the Netherlands.  Dr. Wieneke Buikhuisen, a NET specialist from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis in Amsterdam, has been working with lung NET patients for eight years.  She is the featured presenter in the film which was created on NET Cancer Day 2012.  Early in 2013, the film will be subtitled in English.


The new website page, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aPCeAaxapjY, which includes the film, provides extensive information about lung NETs including:

How do doctors determine the grade and type of lung NET?

  • How common are lung NETs/NEC (neuroendocrine carcinoma) in the Netherlands?
  • How common are lung NETs compared to NETs in other organs?
  • What tests are used for lung NET patients?
  • How are lung NETs treated?

There are also a dozen links to films about NETs, brochures about lung NETs and NEC, scientific articles, and more.  This is an excellent resource for lung carcinoid and neuroendocrine carcinoma patients.  In January 2013, Stichting NET-groep, in conjunction with a lung cancer patient organization in Holland, will be creating a film for neuroendocrine carcinoma patients, stage 3.

Thank you to Stichting NET-groep for all you do for carcinoid and NET cancer patients and their loved ones!