A rare form of "slow-growing" neuroendocrine cancer
Susan Anderson - An advocate for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness
Text & Some Pictures
of the diagnosis of my Carcinoid on 10 May 1995.
I am a 20 year survivor / winner!
This web site will be 18 years old on April 27, 2015.
April 23, 2014
I began Dialysis
every evening at home
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On photo pages click on any "thumbnail" image for a larger view.
Susan's 75th Birthday 26 Dec. 2012
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Easter Island, Chile
(total solar eclipse), &
Susan's photographs of Easter Island, Chile,
photographs of Easter Island, Chile
Howard's VIDEO clips
from Antarctica & South America
Susan's photographs of New
Zealand/Australia/Tasmania Part I
Photographs Baja Mexico 2006 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Baja Mexico 2006 (Howard's Photos)
Photographs Galapagos Islands 2005 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Galapagos Islands 2005 (Howard's Photos)
Photographs Wyoming (winter) 2005 (Susan's Photos)
Red Hat Convention, Las Vegas, NV
Photographs Munich Area, Germany 2004 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Berlin, Germany 2004 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Hawaiian Cruise 2004 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Costa Rica 2004 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Mexican Cruise 2004 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Northern California 2003 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Northern California by (Howard's Photos)
Photographs San Diego 2001 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Wyoming 2001 (Susan's Photos)
Photographs Alaska 2000 (Howard's Photos)
Alaskan Cruise 2000
Since my diagnosis my husband and I have: spent two weeks on the ocean edge in Kauai, Hawaii (1997), have taken a two week cruise to and from Alaska (2000), taken a two week cruise to and from Hawaii (2004), in addition to other trips and activities. (Please see my "Travel" section for the latest and also photographs.) In January 2004 I took a Mexican cruise with three gals from my Red Hat Society chapter, and in March 2004 another friend (who also went on Mexican cruise) and I had a very high energy, adventure trip to Costa Rica. My husband and I enjoyed a winter 2005 trip to Wyoming to dog sled, snow mobile, snow cat with visits to Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park, Wy (were also there on 9/11/2001). In Oct. 2005 we had the "trip if a lifetime" two plus weeks in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. We then did a Whales and Wildlife Cruise in the Sea of Cortez / Baja, Mexico in January 2006. We drove to the Carcinoid Conference in Portland, OR, Sept. 2006 and took more than a month coming home down the Oregon and California coasts. During the summer of 2007 we enjoyed a 13 1/2 week driving trip to and from Alaska. We frequently mention that each and every day of the Alaskan adventure was wonderful! Later in 2008 we visited the Polar Bears north of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. We were gone February, March and early April 2009 for a great trip to New Zealand and Australia! In January and early Feb. 2010 we visited Iguascu Falls in Brazil, cruised among the icebergs and penguins of Antartica, also visited Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands, and Uruguay. In July 2010 we went to Easter Island, Chile, to observe the total solar eclipse (photos on my TRAVEL page on this web site). We also visited: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, French Polynesia and have a wonderful, but too short, time. In the fall of 2011 we did back to back cruises and visited Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russian, Estonia, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland.
With those trips I have visited ALL 50 states of the USA, plus Canada, Mexico, France, Switzerland, England, Wales, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, Uruguay, Antartica, French Polynesia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russian, Estonia, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland. We "camp" (now in a small motorhome) here in Arizona, often taking my husbands 10" telescope so he can take deep space photographs; we also "camp" at Bluegrass Festivals and Bluegrass music camp-outs. We enjoy travel and the out of doors, in addition to art, music, history, science, books and new technology. We both like to learn new things all of the time. What is right for one person is NOT correct for another one. But, I believe in "The Golden Rule" and try to practice that.
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1996 --- when I first located others with Carcinoid --- I have answered
every email sent to me, although some replies were delayed longer than I liked.
I am NO longer able to reply to all e-mails due to the volume and other things
going on in my life (all good). I do love hearing from others, but an unable to
reply to all individually.
Since my husband "retired" I am away from my computer for days, and sometimes, weeks at a time. Yes, there is wireless internet and we have tried that a number of places. But, if I deal with email when we are away from home then it is not a "restful vacation" for me.
PLEASE use the SEARCH capability at the top my pages. You may search for a word, a phrase, a drug, a treatment, a book title or anything you can think of. You may search this site only, or search the complete World Wide Web.
To speak with a person please know you may call the “telephone information and support line” of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF), Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time at 1-888-722-3132 (free) or 1-914-693-1001. “The information and support line” is staffed by medical professionals. Mondays and Fridays are research days, if you call then and do not reach a person do leave a clear message. The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) superb web site is at http://www.carcinoid.org
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