The New England Carcinoid Connection, Inc. is a small patient support group made up of individuals with Carcinoid and / or Neuroendocrine Tumor cancer and their caregivers. We were founded in 2004 and, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We meet every other month at O'Hara's Food & Spirits in Newton, MA. At O'Hara's we enjoy a nice lunch and engage in conversations about our personal experiences with NET cancer. Between meetings, we provide one-on-one support to NET patients by directing them to various resources and providing a compassionate ear. Battling any cancer is difficult, but it is even more daunting when it is a kind that is very rare.
Our main goal is to help one another as we are all living with different variations of the same diagnosis. We have Board members who are over 10 years into this journey who are willing to share their knowledge with you. We also occasionally bring in guest speakers on relevant topics.
The New England Carcinoid Connection, Inc. is a very low key group, with very minimal obligations and endless support. At meetings there can be anywhere from four to twenty people, and each one is as helpful as the next. With this website, we hope to raise awareness for Carcinoid & NET cancer. We want to let anyone who has been diagnosed with NET cancer know that we are here, and anyone is more than welcome to join us.