Having carcinoid cancer may be overwhelming at times. However, understanding the disease, learning how to manage carcinoid syndrome, maintaining your emotional health, and engaging in strategies for healthy living can provide a sense of control and enhance well-being.Contact us for personalized help.
Find Support & Information
- Speak with an oncology nurse navigator or oncology therapist who is skilled and caring and has experience working with people with carcinoid cancer and their families. Contact us.
- Attend our Carcinoid Cancer group to meet others facing similar issues. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. The group discusses topics like these:
- Impact of tumor location, understanding types and tests, available treatments, surveillance, fertility, and genetics.
- The treatment experience of other group members.
- How to manage side effects, including flushing, diarrhea, and edema.
- Clinical trials.
- Ideas for stress management and strategies to manage irritable, anxious, or depressed mood.
- Ideas for communicating with family members, relationship challenges, and how to return to work or school.
- Register for programs that can help maintain physical and emotional health. Free classes on these topics might be of special interest to people with carcinoid cancer.
- Fitness and yoga to improve balance and stamina.
- Insomnia management.
- Meditation/guided imagery.
- For partners and family members, check out our Caregiver Connection group or Tools for Couples, a four-week series.
- Talk to an Inova genetic counselor.
- Consult with one of our therapists or your physician about getting a referral to see our psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist to assess mood and medication (for a fee).
- Try a massage (for a fee). Make an appointment.
- The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: Supports research on carcinoid and related neuroendocrine cancers. For patients, it offers information on living well with and treating carcinoid cancer.
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