BY Lizzy Simonian

I never had any neuroendocrine tumor symptoms before my diagnosis. In fact, I went in for surgery for something else altogether.

When I underwent exploratory surgery for endometriosis in 2018, my doctor in Alabama found a tumor on my appendix. He removed my appendix during surgery.

During my follow-up appointment, I found out that I had cancer and would need part of my colon removed. My mind went quiet in that...

Neuroendocrine tumor survivor Lizzy Simonian poses outdoors