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Susan Anderson - An advocate for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness

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 Updated: 27 April 2017


27 April 2017 this web site was 20 years old, the 1st by a Carcinoid patient!


There is HOPE for those diagnosed with Carcinoid/NETS. 

I've started my 23rd year of active, full life: May 10, 1995 -- May 10, 2017.

April 27, 2017 was the 20th anniversary of this page;
 the FIRST by a Carcinoid patient.


April 23, 2014 I began Dialysis every evening at home
due to being Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease.

My memoir book Becoming Sunny Susan is now available
softcover and ebook!  By Susan L. Anderson           

NEW -  
Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBZnPOGHf-8

to view the 90 second book trailer video from YouTube!

My story is one many of you can identify with – an uplifting look at a life that I am determined to live well, despite all the obstacles I have been dealt. At the heart of the story is the idea of LIVING with cancer. It took eight years to correctly diagnose my rare disease, Carcinoid/ Neuroendocrine Tumors. Then, they said I would die in just a few more years. That was 18 years ago, and here I am! How have I faired? Very well. Read the book to find out how I have lived a happy life, even with cancer.

Would you help to spread the positive word by telling your friends, by gifting the book, and by posting a review for other readers on the www.amazon.com  page? We know how valuable a positive recommendation can be.                                                           
 Learn more about our beautiful state, pick a camp site, visit our "rim" (high country), select a hike or festival, plan a vacation trip to Arizona or enjoy cowboy poetry.
CLICK on any line below.

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Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum

Rim Country On-Line

Phoenix Zoo

RV-Camping-Travel Information

Omar West's Cowboy Poetry at the Bar-D Ranch

                          HAVE YOU EVER MET THIS MAN?
                               by Dave Burch, printed here with permission
                                     contact him at: Sparker@nvbell.net

                     Have you ever met this man?

      • He's bent and busted, gray and old,
      • ugly enough to make your blood run cold
      • Some folks say if you go by today's trend
      • he's kinda weird but they wish he was their friend
      • His sense of humor sure can get twisted,
      • and his feelings about patriotism are two fisted
      • Without even thinking, he holds the door for women
      • no matter if their arms are full or if they're just grinnin'
      • Too many kids will make him holler
      • but he loves 'em all no matter what color
      • When he's around, you best respect Old Glory
      • Because any bad manners is sure to make you feel sorry
      • He's got that set of principles, them ones that are old
      • they get in his way, 'cause they won't fold
      • A few times he calmly reached for God's hand
      • when he needed His help to be a stronger man
      • He did his time carrying a gun
      • fighting a war that was said, couldn't be won
      • He's happy around GI's and lots of others
      • but the troops are like his brothers.
      • A few folks say he's around the bend,
      • but in my mind, he's my best friend
      • Yeah, to city folks, them old cowboys sure are strange
      • 'cause for them, the only place for peace is out on the range.

Cowboys have bullshit on the outside of their boots, not in them. They won't wear their boots into your home. Politicians will never give you the same respect.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Explorer   

City of Tempe, AZ

Live web cams in
Tempe, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Standin’ on The Corner in Winslow, AZ

Little Painted Desert

Petrified Forest National Park

Meteor Crater

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Monument Valley, AZ & UT (#1)

Monument Valley (#2)

Navajo Nation

Navajo People

Lowell Observatory - Flagstaff, AZ

Flagstaff, AZ

Sedona Chamber of Commerce

Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Town of Payson, AZ

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch 

Kitt Peak Observatory

City of Tucson, AZ

Saguaro National Park

City of Tombstone, AZ

Ramsey Canyon

Bird Watching in Southeastern AZ

Southeastern AZ Bird Observatory (SABO)

The Phoenix Suns

The AZ Diamondbacks

AZ Cardinals

If you would like to see astrophotographs, and/or read how to take deep-space photographs, and/or see photographs of the beautiful western United States  (including Alaska and Arizona), and pictures of many kinds of cactus in bloom, then my husband Howard's site is the one to check:  http://www.astroshow.com

Western Photo's by Howard Anderson

Alaska Photographs by Howard Anderson

Cactus Flowers and other Desert Flowers photos by Howard Anderson

Northern California Redwoods photos by Howard Anderson

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 I "Sunny Susan" was invited to write a Blog
on the
web site of the Arizona Republic
newspaper as they have liked letters I have
written to the editors over the years. 
March 26, 2008 was my first Blog.
I stopped writing due to lack of time.

You may go to my Blog at http://www.AZcentral.com/members/Blog/sunnysusan
May need to go to archive for each month on right side
below my photo to open older Blogs.

Since 1996 --- when I first located others with Carcinoid --- I have answered every email sent to me, although some replies were delayed longer than I liked. I am NO longer able to reply to all e-mails due to the volume and other things going on in my life (all good).  I do love hearing from others, but an unable to reply to all individually. 

This web site was 20 years old on April 27, 2017.

Since my husband "retired" I am away from my computer for days, and sometimes, weeks at a time.  Yes, there is wireless internet and we have tried that a number of places.  But, if I deal with email when we are away from home then it is not a "restful vacation" for me.

PLEASE use the SEARCH capability at the top my pages.  You may search for a word, a phrase, a drug, a treatment, a book title or anything you can think of. You may search this site only, or search the complete World Wide Web.

To speak with a person please know you may call the “telephone information and support line” of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF), Tuesday through Thursday  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time at  1-888-722-3132 (free) or 1-914-693-1001.   “The information and support line” is staffed by medical professionals.   Mondays and Fridays are research days, if you call then and do not reach a person do leave a clear message.  The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) superb web site is at http://www.carcinoid.org

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CCF -  Serving the carcinoid/NETs  patient and medical community for 
nearly 50 years (chartered in 1968)
   “Meets Extensive Standards of America’s Most Experienced Charity Evaluator”
Better Business Bureau

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