CNETS PARTNERS WITH PATIENT GROUPS TO SHARE NET INFOGRAPHICS

On November 10, 2021,  World NET Cancer Day – CNETS  partners with Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network, GI Society, Lung Cancer Canada, Pancreatic Cancer Canada and Save Your Skin Foundation to share CNETS prepared infographics about NETs within their networks.

  • Neuroendocrine (NET) Cancer Day is an annual event held on the 10th of November, created to increase awareness of Neuroendocrine (NET) cancers and to provide a voice to the NET community for improved diagnostics, treatments, information, care and research.

  • NETs are a unique group of cancers that arise from neuroendocrine cells.  These tumours can arise in many organs of the body.

  • NETs affect thousands of people living in Canada every year, and this number has been increasing.

  • NETs generally affect people over the age of 50.

  • Symptoms of NETs vary and are often non-specific.  This is due to their ability to secrete an excess of different hormones.

  • The symptoms may depend on the organ where the NET is located, and can include abdominal pain, skin flushing, diarrhea, cough, and back pain.

  • As a distinct class of tumours, NETs require specialized tests and treatments.

  • As with other types of cancer, early diagnosis and treatment can improve survival.

  • Unfortunately, most NETs are not found until it is too late. Results from a global survey show an average delay of 4 years from first symptoms to diagnosis.

  • This is generally due to the perception that NETs are uncommon and a lack of awareness of the disease.

  • World NET Cancer Day is about drawing attention to this uncommon and often misdiagnosed form of cancer and starting a global conversation amongst communities, medical professionals and governments.

LEARN ABOUT DIAGNOSING NETs
LEARN ABOUT NET CANCER DAY

NET CANCER

NET CANCER INFOGRAPHIC

COLORECTAL

COLORECTAL INFOGRAPHIC

GASTROINTESTINAL

GASTROINTESTINAL INFOGRAPHIC

LUNGS

LUNGS INFOGRAPHIC

PANCREAS

PANCREAS INFOGRAPHIC

SKIN

SKIN INFOGRAPHIC