Summary of May 2023 on RonnyAllan.NET

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May produced the best statistics in 2023, mainly due to your support for my blog post on Maria Menounos whose announcement headlined as “Pancreatic Cancer” caused a storm within the Neuroendocrine Cancer community. 

Below, I’ll list the top performing blog posts in May and no secret which one is listed first.

A spotlight on Chromogranin A (

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Neuroendocrine Cancer: Catch them early, not late! (

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Diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer? – 10 questions to ask your doctor (and where to find a NET Specialist Worldwide)

A frequently visited post, very helpful I’m told. It will one day be my most-read blog post.  Click here or on the picture

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“You must be doing OK, you’ve not had chemotherapy” – Ronny Allan – Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer

A first-time effort and was received OK given its monthly position.  Click here or on the picture.

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Rosacea – the NET Effect – Ronny Allan – Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer

A surprise addition.  Click here or on the picture to read more.

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Neuroendocrine Cancer – normally slow but always sneaky (

An oldie but a goodie.  Click here or on the picture to read more.

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A cup of tea

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2 thoughts on “Summary of May 2023 on RonnyAllan.NET

  • Lolita Fernandez

    Hi Ronny:
    I just want to ask if you know people that have severe cramps in hands, feet and legs. With terrible pain last at least for 20 minutes. I appreciate it any information that you can share with me. I have small intestine with metastasis in the longs for 5 years.
    Best regards
    Lolita Fernández

    • very common in the general population let alone in a cancer patient. It could be caused by a multitude of things. I know I get foot cramps when cycling but is that related to NET? I don’t think so. Most doctors will say to drink more water!

      Cramps or spasms in the muscles often have no clear cause.

      Possible causes of hand or foot spasms include:

      1. Abnormal levels of electrolytes or minerals in the body
      2. Brain disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, dystonia, and Huntington disease
      3. Chronic kidney disease and dialysis
      4. Damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) that are connected to muscles
      5. Dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body)
      6. Hyperventilation, which is rapid or deep breathing that can occur with anxiety or panic
      7. Muscle cramps, usually caused by overuse during sports or work activity
      8. Pregnancy, more often during the third trimester
      9. Thyroid disorders
      10. Too little vitamin D
      11. Use of certain medicine

      Suggest check obvious ones, e.g. drink more water, check vitamin D and get a thyroid panel (particularly if taking lanreotide or octreotide). Also suggest reporting this symptom at your next specialist meeting.

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