Additional resources for lung carcinoid tumors
More information from your American Cancer Society
We have some related information that may also be helpful to you. These materials can be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
Living with cancer
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
Understanding cancer treatments
A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also in Spanish)
A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Cancer treatment side effects
Family and caregiver concerns
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)
Work, insurance, and finances
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (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*
Along with 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 carcinoid cancer 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.
Lung Cancer Alliance
Toll-free number: 1-800-298-2436
Offers free information by phone or through the website; has an online support community, a Telephone Support Group for Spouse/Partner Caregivers, makes referrals to lung cancer support groups, and has ‘Phone Buddies’ -- a peer-to-peer telephone support program for patients, families and friends.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Part of the US National Institutes of Health, the NCI offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help 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 lung carcinoid tumors can be found in the Small Cell Lung Cancer 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: 02/05/2015
Last Revised: 04/10/2015