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Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we will look at a study that shows, yet again, that more nursing staff adds up to better patient outcomes.
Then in this week’s tip of the week we will look at gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and cancer. I sit down and chat on the phone with Dr. Eric Liu from the Healing NET Foundation about these often misdiagnosed tumors. We’ll have that and more later in this episode after the news.
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Tip of the Week – GI and Neuroendocrine Tumors and Cancer
An estimated 112,000 Americans are currently living with gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (also known as GEP-NETs), as the incidence and prevalence of this tumor type has risen 4-6 fold over the last 30 years. GEP-NETs are a rare type of cancer diagnosed in approximately 5 out of every 100,000 people in the U.S.
However, the average time to diagnose GEP-NETs is at least five years, with valuable time lost in the war against this disease. The disease can remain undiagnosed for years due to vague abdominal symptoms that are often attributed to irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease. Added to that, unlike some other cancers, the signs and symptoms of disease are typically different for each patient.
I got the chance to chat with Dr. Eric Liu from the Healing NET Foundation to talk about these serious forms of cancer. Check it out.
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Other Podcasts from Jamie Davis:
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- Insights in Nursing
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