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Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension)

Real Stories: Actress and Patient Christina Simpkins

Listen to Hollywood actress and producer Christina Simpkins tell her inspiring story of hope and courage as she lives with the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome. With grace and gratitude, she reflects on her medical journey and shares how Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) helps control her symptoms.

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The Importance of Monitoring and Testing

Listen to Oncology Nurse Pamela Ryan, RN, BSN, explain the various tests that monitor disease and treatment response for people living with the severe diarrhea and flushing episodes associated with carcinoid syndrome. The tests described here monitor both symptoms and disease progression. Sandostatin LAR Depot is approved to treat the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome.

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Real Nutrition for Real Life

In this video, Leigh Anne Burns, an oncology nutritionist with more than 10 years of experience helping patients with carcinoid syndrome, takes you on a virtual shopping trip through a grocery store. She shares tips about food choices that may help you manage the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome. Leigh Ann Burns is a paid consultant of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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