Additional resources for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Living with cancer
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also available in Spanish)
Understanding cancer treatments
A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also in Spanish)
A Guide to Chemotherapy (also available in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
Cancer treatment side effects
Cancer that comes back or doesn’t respond to treatment
Advanced or late stage cancer
Family communication and caregiver concerns
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and websites*
In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF)
Toll-free number: 1-888-722-3132
Offers literature on carcinoids and neuroendocrine tumors; an international listing of doctors and centers with expertise in these rare diseases; answers to general questions regarding all aspects of carcinoid tumors (including nutritional issues, quality of life and psychosocial issues) provided by medical professionals; a national and international listing of carcinoid cancer support groups; information on National Carcinoid Symposiums, including webcasts of video and transcripts of past symposium lectures; and information on current related clinical trials.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Part of the US National Institutes of Health, the NCI offers free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also helps people find clinical trials in their area
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
Has publications on many cancer-related topics; also offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox – a free program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, the NCCN develops guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. (Information on treating GI carcinoid tumors can be found in the Neuroendocrine Tumors guideline.)
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/26/2015
Last Revised: 04/17/2015