My first memory of London; I am 11 years of age and in London with my Mum and Dad, we are passing a lamppost with ER printed on. Dad says “Biscuits look at that Elizabeth Reigns, you work hard sweetheart and you can be a boss too” My folks always gave me the encouragement and love needed to go forward in life. They helped me feel safe and secure. In 2012 I took the train with my hubby to London, this time not for a holiday but to see the expert Professor Caplin at The Royal Free. Despite needing diagnostic tests and treatment for incurable stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer and carcinoid syndrome Steve and I found time to explore new avenues. See museums, art galleries, The Tower, take in a show. One thing I am most certain of London, the city that keeps me alive more ways than one is my most favourite city.

Since 2012 I have been and continue to travel up and down the train tracks between Edinburgh and London. Had countless appointments with the Prof, attending clinics, grateful for but not particularly enjoying gallium pet scans, various treatments, glowing like the Readybrek kid, setting of alarms here there and everywhere…

About Me — The Writer with Carcinoid Syndrome

I’m Elizabeth, I have a passion for writing and photography. I absolutely love to travel on our Harley Davidson and raise awareness of neuroendocrine cancer. I have a tremendous love for my family and Labrador Retrievers and try my best to live life to the full. My glass is more…

Over the last year I have been missing out in meeting up with chums and support network at Neuroendocrine cancer support meetings organised by the charity TAECT We have however had zoom meetings. Had a chance to chat and share a story or two over the internet. Our last meeting we had a guest specialist. The zoom meeting was different this time it was a question and answer session with dietician/nutritionist, Tara Whyand specialising in Neuroendocrine cancer and carcinoid syndrome. This evening in particular we were talking about nutrition.

The zoom meeting was very well attended with a great variety of questions. It was informative and interesting. Living with a peg feed you may wonder why I want to take part in the discussion. Well I suppose primarily because I miss my chums and want to see familiar faces…

Super article with great valid points. Thank you so much for sharing this with us on Medium Jaden I have done a fabulous job at getting the message across. Have a good day. Take care Dr E

AI And Screening

The pandemic has largely contributed to the longer waiting waiting lists on the NHS. People in the UK are needing to go for scans, routine screening, elective surgery, etc.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play a vital role in healthcare in helping to assist in lowering waiting lists and screening. AI…

Dr Elizabeth

Medical writer & editor. Love, my family, my labradors & life itself. Passionate writer, photographer. Health blogger. Phd Health Economics.

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