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2010 - Advocacy Award

Maryann Wahmann has presented to numerous groups and industry professionals including nearly 40 patient conferences, Novartis, Covidien, Ipsen, Lexicon, Mallinckrodt, and the American Society of Endocrine Surgeons.

Conquer Magazine Hero of Hope Patient Award Finalist -Maryann Wahmann
When Canver Runs in the Family
Maryann spent years trying to find the cause of her rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Over 7 years, she had 7 colonoscopies, 7 endoscopies, and several wrong diagnoses before being diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, a type of neuroendocrine tumor (NET). The tumor was removed surgically, but she soon learned she would deal with NETs for the rest of her life.
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See our latest video from the 2015 12th Annual 'Celebration of Life' Gala.


What is Neuroendocrine Cancer?

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) is the umbrella term for a group of unusual, often slow- growing cancers, which arise from neuroendocrine cells found throughout the body. For years this group of cancers was identified as a specific disease called carcinoid. This term is being slowly replaced in medical literature by the term NETs.

National NET Patient Conference September 2014, see videos on our YouTube channel. Click Here



“For years, NCAN has been there
for patients as they strive stead-
fastly to educate the medical
community about these orphan
tumors. CCAN is there for you
and they deserve to have all of
us in their corner as well.” -MD

"NCAN has changed
my life… also has helped my
children, siblings, cousins,
…since I am of the rare breed
with a family history of
Carcinoid. I am truly grateful for
their direction." -Patient

What's Newsworthy?

New Patients- Ask for your FREE comprehensive NET / Carcinoid Cancer information packet. Click Here

New netcancerawareness Blog!

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New York NET Cancer Support Group Meeting

October 22, 2016
8th Annual Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk Eisenhower Park

East Meadow, NY - Parking Field 5

November 5, 2016
2016 North Carolina Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk and Support Meeting
11am - 4pm

Independence Park
300 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28204

The whole month of November Virtual Walk

November 10, 2016
Worldwide NET Cancer Day

November 12, 2016
The 13th Annual “Celebration of Life” Gala
The Sterling

345 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY11714.

December 10, 2016
Long Island NET Patient Conference 

Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road Melville, New York 11747