Neuroendocrine Cancer – a Doctor’s experience

Dr Michael Richardson – NET Cancer Patient


When I was undergoing my initial treatment and surgery I didn’t really have the knowledge I have now.  I was initially treated by experienced Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) specialists in an established NET Centre and I guess I felt comfortable with what was happening.  In hindsight, I wish I had studied the disease earlier as I would have understood at the time what was actually happening to my body and more fully understood the treatments I was to undergo.

As we all know, Cancer knows no boundaries and even Doctors can succumb to his disease. Despite this, I was still surprised to read a story by Dr Michael Richardson from North Carolina USA.  Diagnosed in 2011, he talks about his diagnosis and treatment for Neuroendocrine Cancer which is the basis of my blog.  Although Dr Richardson was not a Neuroendocrine Cancer expert at diagnosis, he has been able to put his medical knowledge and clinical understanding to great use.  Not only has he carefully interpreted his diagnosis and his treatment plan, he has also been able to explain the detail in a very understandable way – great for patients but also very useful for medical staff not familiar with Neuroendocrine Cancer.


This blog is to consolidate his patient story written in sections and as far as I can see it only appears to be published in his local newspaper where he is a guest contributor.

His story so far is written in three parts comprising a number of sections as follows:

Section 1 – Parts 1 – 4.

Section 2 – Parts 5 – 7.

Section 3 – Parts 8 – 9.

Section 4 onwards will follow when I have it (if you like my Facebook page, you will see future updates as they are published ) – click here and ‘Like’

Thank you for reading


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My Diagnosis and Treatment History

2 thoughts on “Neuroendocrine Cancer – a Doctor’s experience

  1. Kirsty April 4, 2016 / 10:19

    Hi Ronnie
    I can only see parts 1-4 and 8-9
    Is the link to parts 5-7 correct?
    Great article buy would love to read the middle section. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

    • ronnyallan April 4, 2016 / 10:32

      try now – not sure what was going on there!


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