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Welcome to the blog site of Ronny Allan who was diagnosed with incurable Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer in July 2010 after presenting with weight loss, symptoms of iron deficiency and facial flushing (Carcinoid Syndrome). In this blog, Ronny discusses various aspects of his cancer, his treatment, and his daily life in terms of changes he had to make.

Factual, educational and the occasional pinch of humour, Ronny aims to put a positive spin on his life. He also uses the blog to spread awareness of this unusual, less common and complex disease including any related issues. He is passionate about moving Neuroendocrine Cancer into mainstream knowledge circles. He also occasionally blogs about other cancers in the news and related general cancer issues.

Ronny is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at Multimed Inc, publishers of Cancer Knowledge Network and Current Oncology – click here

In 2016, Ronny was nominated for 6 awards, made it to the final in 2 of them and then won the annual WEGO Health Activist category of “Best in Show: Community”.  This is a significant milestone for the Neuroendocrine Cancer community which comprises those who support Ronny on this page and also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus. In 2017, Ronny was nominated for 3 WEGO awards and managed to get into the final 5 patient leaders in all 3 nominations.  

Ronny is a contributor to Cure Magazine and you can read his articles by clicking here

Ronny’s most read articles can be found here or by browsing the site: Most Popular Posts (CLICK)

He supplements his WordPress blog activity by running a Neuroendocrine Cancer Facebook Cancer Community page. If you want to see more posts, please like this Facebook page.  Additionally, he has a campaigning site here.  

Copyright © 2018 · Ronny Allan (NET Cancer Blog) – some images may also be subject to copyright

Selected feedback from supporters:


 2016 Best in Show: Community winner.  “Internationally known Neuroendocrine Cancer Patient Leader – Ronny Allan is certainly making his mark on the online health community”


Carcinoid Cancer Foundation wrote: “Blogs by Ronny Allan are a must read!” ….and: “Ronny Allan is one of our favorite bloggers — we highly recommend his blogs. He’s a fantastic advocate for neuroendocrine cancer and is definitely raising awareness …” ….and: “We look forward to reading all of your posts!”


Macmillan wrote: “Brilliant Blogger”

Arisen Strength wrote: “Ronny Allan is dedicated to making a difference! And that makes him MORE than the challenges he faces!”


CKN wrote: “You are a wonderful voice in cancer advocacy”


Kanga Health wrote: “Proud to have worked on this project with some marvellous people including Ronny Allan (NET Cancer Blog)”

Dr Jane Maher, Cancer doctor, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support. wrote “What a very helpful blog – for health professionals too”

Pheochromocytoma Support Foundation wrote “Ronny Allan is a wonderful advocate in the world of NET Cancer. We especially like him here, because he is so positive”

Northwoods NETS (Minnesota Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Cancer Support Group) wrote: “He’s published a number of fantastic articles that take very technical topics and make them completely accessible for patients and their families to understand”

Dr Eric Liu (Internationally Recognized Neuroendocrine Tumor Surgeon) wrote: Great blog Ronny. Thank you for sharingandgreat job with the blogs. Keep up the good work” 


Selected Featured Blog Posts:

Ronny’s blogs have been featured by various organisations – here are some of them:

Sorry, I’m not in service Guest Blog post by Macmillan.  Also featured by Cancer Knowledge Network

Go on, climb that hill!Guest Blog post by Macmillan.

Intelligent patients – just what the doctor didn’t order – Guest Blog post by Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

Colonoscopy Comedy – featured by Macmillan

A deadly cloud with a silver lining for Cancer – featured by Macmillan

Stable is my new normal – featured by Macmillan

Living with an incurable cancer – does mind over matter help? – featured by Macmillan

Keep your light burning – featured by Anti Cancer Club

The Invisible NET Patient Population – featured by NET Patient Foundation

The following organisations have advertised Ronny’s entire blog by linking to it from their websites:

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

Cancer Knowledge Network

The Pheochromocytoma Support Foundation

The Pheo Para Project

Big Apple NETs

Northwoods NETS (Minnesota Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Cancer Support Group)

Le Sourire de Sabrina


Please note all information provided in this blog is Ronny’s own views and opinions and is therefore strictly for educational or discussion purposes. Moreover, it does not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or care. Furthermore, it does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of his medical team, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, NET Patient Foundation, or any other organisation or person with whom he may be directly or indirectly associated. Full Disclaimerclick here

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A private chat group can be found here

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Background to my diagnosis and treatment – click here

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Copyright © 2017 · Ronny Allan (NET Cancer Blog and


Please note this site is totally non-profit, is not aligned to a particular non-profit organisation.  Whilst efforts have been made to update, any reference to fund-raising found will be related a now expired and closed event.  Additionally, any referencing of organisations which have a fundraising function is for their non-fundraising technical content and is not in any way a suggestion you should donate to the organisation being referenced.  No buying or selling allowed. All posts are moderated.


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