Although considered a rare disease, Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) are now ranked as the second most prevalent GI malignancy behind colon cancer. The disease can be difficult to diagnose and is still not well understood by many in the medical community. As a result, many people with NETs may wait 5 to 7 years to receive a diagnosis.
I had a chance to post an interview with Dr. Eric Liu to talk about this rare cancer and also discuss a new survey that examines the journey to diagnosis.
Liu is an internationally recognized surgeon, specializing in
neuroendocrine tumors at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in Colorado. Dr.
Liu is also Chief Medical Advisor for Healing NET Foundation, a
nonprofit dedicated to providing education about neuroendocrine cancers
to the medical community, and supporting the best possible care for