The International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance understands the gravity of the situation worldwide and deeply appreciates the global cooperation underway in respect to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. INCA fully supports the measures of social distancing taken by the governments as these support the efforts to minimize the impact of COVID-19 over the population and lessen the burden on the healthcare system.
In these turbulent times due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some of the key challenges for all patients, including neuroendocrine cancer and genetic NET patients will be:
– How to maintain treatments and follow-ups and to keep contact with their healthcare professionals?
– How to maintain social distancing and continue treatments/disease management?
– How to deal with the increasing anxiety typical for NETs, now additionally triggered by the growing uncertainty and feeling of loneliness and isolation?
INCA’s response to these will be to provide practical advice on establishing a new routine for communication with the healthcare professionals. The routine will include specific steps and coming up with a new plan for managing the condition.
INCA invites all its members and partners to join the campaign and support the communication efforts to better equip neuroendocrine cancer and genetic NET patients in these extraordinary challenging times.
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INCA believes it is vital to highlight the support available to you in your local communities and globally. The following resources, collated on INCA website, can provide you with some guidance.