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NET Cancer Day

November 10, 2023


NET Cancer Day

NET Cancer Day is an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and provide a voice to the NET community. This event is held every year on November 10.

Let's talk about NETs

Living with NETs

Here are some steps you can take

NETs can begin in many different parts of the body. Here are some of the common and less common areas where a NET can begin.

Know your NETs
Pancreatic NET, Small intestinal NET, Cecal NET, Appendiceal NET, Lung NET, Stomach NET, Colon NET, Rectal NET
Know your NET terms

Confused about terms like PRRT, RPT, TRT, and RLT? Let’s take a closer look.

NET terms can be confusing, and different words are sometimes used to describe the same thing. We’ve prepared a guide to help you understand these terms and what they mean.

Download this guide to terms used to describe a certain type of NET therapy and what they mean.

For more information about cancer terms, see this resource from the National Cancer Institute.

Download the NET terms guide

Diet and health in NETs

Test your knowledge about how diet and nutrition may affect people with NETs
NETs may affect your nutrition
NET treatments may affect your nutrition
Some foods may affect how your NET therapies work
Substances in certain foods may worsen NET symptoms

In fact, every one of these is true. Diet and nutrition are important for people with NETs. About 1 in every 4 or 5 persons with NETs has or is at risk for malnutrition, which can lead to longer hospital stays and shorter life spans.

Preparing nutritious meals and snacks can be hard. You may feel tired. Your sense of taste may have changed. You may sometimes have nausea or diarrhea. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for help.

Because diet and nutrition are so important, you may already be working with a registered dietician. If not, consider asking your healthcare professionals for help finding a dietician who is well informed about nutrition for cancer patients.

Be sure to talk to your healthcare professionals about any allergies, other illnesses you may have, medicines you take, and changes in your diet if they occur.

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