Neuroendocrine Cancer doesn’t care if you ignore this post

Great post from Ronny Allan!

Ronny Allan - Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer

cropped-awareness-road-sign.jpg Neuroendocrine Cancer hates awareness

When I was diagnosed, I wasn’t feeling ill. In hindsight, I now know some of the signs were there, I just put up with them. Neuroendocrine Cancer had laid a trap for me and I fell right into it. You see, Neuroendocrine Cancer can be very quiet and unobtrusive. It’s also a very patient cancer and will sometimes take years before it’s finally discovered.

Not satisfied with loitering in your small intestine, appendix, lungs, stomach, pancreas and a host of other places, it wants to reach out to your liver, your lymph nodes, your bones and your heart where it can cause the most damage. As it spreads, it can become noisier through growth but also by secreting excess amounts of hormones and other substances. It knows that tumour growth and these excess hormones and substances will mimic routine illnesses such as IBS, diarrhoea and stool changes including steatorrhoea, stomach…

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