Our mission is to educate Carcinoid patients, physicians and the general
community with regard to Carcinoid Cancer and to offer a forum for
positive and empathetic support.
The purpose of CCTS is to offer support and education and to increase
awareness of Carcinoid Cancer and Carcinoid Cancer Survivorship
within the general and medical communities.
A Brief History
The Dallas area Carcinoid Cancer Texas Survivors support group began
life in August of 2002 when 35 people gathered in the Wilson family
home in Plano. Our next meeting was held in the Irving family home
in Denton. In February of 2003, as a result of a very successful
advertising and networking 'campaign' by Carol-Anne Wilson and Harriet
Kelley, and with the support of Nurse Jane Dempster of the Baylor
Liver and Pancreas Center, and Janet Kirklen of the Baylor Cvetko/Sammons
Center, the group met for the first time at Baylor. We very much
appreciate the wonderful support we continue to receive from all
the staff at the Cvetko Center. Over 60 people attended this meeting.
Since then the group has met and continues to meet on the second
Saturday of every month-in the Green Room, which is on the lower
level of the Truett Building across from the cafeteria. Our numbers
continue to grow and we welcome each and every new member to our
Carcinoid Family with open arms. We place a lot of emphasis on education
on all aspects of Carcinoid . . . we offer support and sharing of
information which is invaluable as we travel on our Carcinoid journey.
It is our sincere hope to continue to raise awareness of our rare
and orphan disease throughout our community at large as well as
throughout the medical community.
The logo for our group was designed by Carol-Anne Wilson in January
of 2004. One of our expert physicians stated that when it comes
to diagnosing Carcinoid, . . . physicians hear hoofbeats,
but rather than think of horses they should be thinking of Zebras.
Our logo reflects this and readily identifies Texas by the states
outline and flag.