Dean’s journey with NETs

Watch this video to see how Dean copes with his diagnosis.




Emotions you may experience

According to the National Cancer Institute, people may experience any of the following emotions after being diagnosed with NETs and during treatment.

Give yourself permission to cry

Crying is a healthy way to release your feelings of stress, but it can be difficult to do in front of other people.

  • Find a safe space where you can let it all out, away from other people or distractions
  • You may find it easy to cry in private
  • Or ask a close friend to just be there with you while you cry
  • If the crying becomes too overwhelming on a long-term basis, see your doctor, as it might be a sign of depression for which you could be treated


Find out what works for you

Recognizing and expressing your emotions can help you manage your psychological and physical health. At first, you may find it easier to talk to someone besides your doctor, who can really understand your emotions. Find out what works for you:

  • Contact and join a patient support group
  • Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist or counselor
  • Attend regular sessions with a counselor or therapist


Find the support you need

Learn about NETs

Learn about NETs

Learn about carcinoid tumors, the types of NETs, and symptoms.

Learn About NETs
Diagnosis and Testing

Diagnosing NETs

Find out how NETs are diagnosed and the tools doctors may use to help.


Advocacy & Support

Living with NETs is not something that you have to do alone. Find help and support.

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