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LACNETS October 9th Meeting

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 8700 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90048 United States (map)

Please join us for the upcoming LACNETS Seminar, Focus on SSAs (Your Monthly Shot), on Tuesday, October 9th from 11:00am to 1:00pm taking place at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. There will be a live Q&A with Dr. Andrew Hendifar, as well as time to network with your fellow zebras.


Validated parking & a complimentary light lunch will be provided for attendees.

Questions and topics to be covered:

Octreotide or Lanreotide? Which one should I be taking? 
What is the right dose for me? How do I know if I am getting enough of the medication into my bloodstream?
How often should I be taking it?
How often can I take it? 
What if I have symptoms in between my shots?
What are some of the possible side effects from the shot?
How do I manage these side effects?
How does the shot work? 
What if I miss a shot?
Should I stop taking SSA’s while I’m undergoing medical procedures (PRRT, surgery, chemotherapy, etc.)?
Will SSA’s interfere with the accuracy of my Gallium-68 scan?
Why is there such a range of patient experiences with the shot?
What can be done to make my experience with the shot better?
How can I get some help paying for these shots? 
How should I be monitoring these side effects?
Why do I get lumps from these shots? (Lumps - delete) What do they mean? Why do they happen?
How should the injection be given properly? How much time should it take for the actual injection? Where should the injection be given? Should the nurse pinch or not pinch? Should the nurse rub or not rub? 
What are the manufacturer's instructions for giving the shot?
If I go to my local doctor's office where they don't see many NET patients, how can I communicate with the staff how to properly give the shot? What resources are available? 
Is there a way (i.e. blood tests) to measure if the right amount of medication is in my body? If so, what is this blood test and should I be getting blood levels checked?


Questions? Email

Earlier Event: September 22
LACNETS "Cancer in the Family" Meeting