CARCINOID CANCER AWARENESS NETWORK INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   81 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 2480 Hull Ave North Bellmore NY 11710 USA

Mission: WE'VE CHANGED OUR NAME FROM CCAN TO NCAN TO BETTER REFLECT THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE. We are a non–profit charity whose mission is to intensify awareness of Neuroendocrine Tumors & Carcinoid Cancer in the medical community and general public around the world. CCAN also assists patients, caregivers and support groups worldwide by providing access to important & updated information about the disease. Through the years CCAN has produced over two dozen conferences. Many are available to view on our website. DVD’s & CD ROMS are available. Our toll free phone support line is answered by a patient and caregiver. Call today for your free information packet. We also provide funding for research into Carcinoid Cancer and other Neuroendocrine tumors.  
Results: 2013- Year in Review Patient Conferences Keep Patients Updated on the Most Current Practices CCAN was proud to help with sponsorship of two Conferences. Jan in San Francisco and the other in Lexington, KY. We were able to produce six regional conferences, (NYC, Nashville, TN, Orlando, FL and Los Angeles, CA, Cruise) thanks to the generous sponsorship of Inter Science Institute. We hosted the first ever conference for Lungnoid only in Nashville and a conference on a cruise. Over 650 patients attended these events. In June we participated in a fundraiser in Charlotte, NC. The ‘2nd Annual Smokin’ Butt Fest.’ What a fun event with great food and prizes. CCAN was there to lend a hand at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society's NANETS Regional Symposium in Nashville, TN and at NANETS' National Meeting in Charleston, SC. Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day & NET Cancer Awareness Month 5th Annual 'Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk.' On November 2nd over 500 people came to walk in support of NET cancer patients at our 5th Annual 'Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk.' It was an exciting day, with an antique fire truck and the WALK Radio Team on hand with a prize wheel. A special Thanks to the band Undercover who entertained us again this year. Each walker received a tee shirt, bottled water, snack bars, and hand warmers and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 3 foot tall stuffed zebra. They were fed a delicious lunch of heros, chips and apples. NYS Proclamation 2013 New York State has declared November 'Carcinoid/NET Cancer Awareness Month' each year since 2006. It is challenging to find support for NET Cancer Awareness Initiatives and we want to thank the state of New York and the governors for their tremendous support through the years. Why not get on board and have your state, city or town declare a 'NET Cancer Awareness' time every November! 10th Annual Celebration of Life Gala November 9, 2013 was another wonderful evening- our 10th Annual Celebration of Life Gala. With over 250 people in attendance it was a great success and a lot of fun. People had chances to win AWESOME prizes. For the 2014 National NET Cancer Patient Conference in Charlotte, NC. Conference dates are September 18 - 20. CCAN, Dr. Eugene Woltering will work together to produce another amazing conference for patients and caregivers. You'll get to see 20 experts talk about NETs and have 2-1/2 days to network with others who know what you're going through! Rest assured that our Goal is Making Life Better for NET Cancer Patients. CCAN's board & officers are committed to assisting NET patients & to helping find a cure for carcinoid cancer. We field an experienced team focused on quality and we're proud to give our time as unpaid volunteers, keeping administrative costs low and allowing most of the funding to go into the programs. Visit www.carcinoidawareness.org.
Target demographics: Neuroendocrine Patients and their Families
Geographic areas served: Locally, Nationally, & Globally
Programs: We have a toll free hotline opened 7 days a week 9 am - 9pm EST. The phone is answered by a Patient or Caregiver at all times. We send out free information packets to anyone interested.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed in June 2013 after having surgery for an unrelated issue. My carcinoid was found during surgery. I spent 15 months doing the wait and see approach that my oncologist recommended. I had a sister-in-law that was going to Sloan- Kettering and she talked to her doctors about my situation. They did not recommend the wait and see and gave her several internet sites to research. I found CCAN and they where awesome. At the same time they where sponsoring a conference and I signed up for that. They had the best doctors in the nation speaking at this conference. I gained so much knowledge from this conference. It changed my life and I am now proactive and have the tools and guidance I need. This is truly a "Nonprofit" They send out a wonderful packet of information to those patients that contact them. All phone calls are returned any time of the day or night. Great organization. Thanks, Teresa

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I was newly diagnosed in June 2014. I was able to attend a conference put together by this wonderful organization in September. I was absolutely amazed by the amount of information I was able to gather. My husband and I were very impressed by the gifted speakers and the flawless execution of the daily events. This was done over a course of 3 days. I cannot imagine the work that must have gone into this event. We left with a better understanding of my disease, a plan for treatment and, as a bonus, many new friends. A big thank you to these lovely people who work tirelessly for all of us. I am so very grateful!

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I walk every year for this cause as a dear friend of mine suffers from this disease and CCAN has helped so many people. You hear it constantly from everyone at all the fund raisers on how CCAN helped them through a crisis and their kindness is never ending. It needs help in getting the word out to more people as this is a rare cancer that most people don't even know about yet.

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2012

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When I was diagnosed with a rare cancer, there was very little information found on the Internet . Thanks to CCAN I found referrals to doctors the knew the diese as well as good information on treatment. They are always available to help with any questions. They also help organize a conference for patience to learn more about this horrible cancer.

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Life-changing

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2012

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This group is one of a kind. The dedication of this couple to helping educate cancer patients about this cancer is unparalleled. This is the premier group to contact if a patient wants to know about carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancers. They keep up to date and have helped so many patients through their hotline, website, and conferences. Their fundraising efforts are many and have led to involvement by the foremost medical efforts in the field.

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This is an amazing grass-roots organization that educates the public and carcinoid cancer patients. It is run by a couple in Long Island who started with nothing. The wife is a carcinoid patient who answers her phone night and day, runs conferences (the last one was in NOLA and had more than 450 registrants), fund-raising walks and galas and has come up with a large amount of money for research and support.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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I have seen this organization grow larger for the last 8 years. The education program is phenomenal, involving the key professionals in the area of carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumors appearing at every function. This group represents international and national patients. The fundraisers are conducted in a professional manner and more and more people have been educated and helped by the money raised by this vibrant, undying, and unrelenting organization run by a woman with carcinoid cancer and her husband and other family members. The founder has appeared on radio programs, television programs, and has been a keynote speaker at many of the professional conferences. She is articulate, caring, and always available to those who have a need or desire to know about these diseases which have been virtually ignored, until recently, thanks to her work and the works of others.

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I have attended events, read the brochures, seen patients who have been helped by this organization, met doctors foremost in the field, attended an annual gala, listened to Ms. Wahmann's radio appearances, explored the web site.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes. This is a very professional, efficiently run outreach and education program.

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CCAN is a great organazation that has helped both patients and their families deal with this illeness and the effect it can cause both mentally, physically and emotionally on every memeber of the family, including the patient and the famiy members too. It's nice to have people who can relate and listen and give advice and guide in the right direction. What a wonderful organazation!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have a very dear friend that has this disease and seen how much good this organization has been for her. The commitment and help that is given from this organization is amazing! The kindness, caring and love that is offered when they are helping you is wonderful. I can't say enough about this organization and all the help they give to those that need it and on educating everyone about this rare known cancer.
I started walking last year for the cause and will continue every year in the future for as long as I can.

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personally no-have seen friends have wonderful experiences with this organization though

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No changes needed

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My mother passed away at 57 years old from Carcinoid Cancer. We had never even heard of this type of cancer. CCAN has been a very informative nonprofit organization that has equipped me with the knowledge and ability to share about this deadly disease. They are doing wonderful things and need any support they can get!

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Communications through facebook and email.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing,they are doing a great job trying to make others aware of this deadly disease.

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