Monday, May 31, 2010

House Md on FOX Television

One of my very good friends loves the show House Md., which is a television show about a cantankerous yet brilliant doctor (named House) who is the Sherlock Holmes of rare diseases. When I told her about my cancer, she said that she had heard about carcinoids on the show. So for all you House fans out there, here is a list of episodes in which carcinoids make a guest appearance:

Season 1 Episode 3 "Occam's Razor" (Chase hypothesizes patient has a carcinoid)
Season 1 Episode 5 "Damned if You Do" (Cameron hypothesizes patient has a carcinoid)
Season 1 Episode 14 "Control" (Wilson does a CT scan to rule out carcinoid)
Season 5 Episode 10 "Let Them Eat Cake" (Kutner hypothesizes patient has a carcinoid)
Season 5 Episode 18 "Here Kitty" - (Final diagnosis - by House of course - is carcinoid tumor of the appendix)


  1. Marlena, Holly and I are big House fans. Unfortunately we left the 4 seasons we have on DVD back on the boat in Turkey. Rats!!!!

  2. By the way, you looked beautiful today!
    Where was the camera?

  3. Hahaha I love you Jean !!!!!

  4. Hi Marlena,

    You are doing a fantastic job of bringing about greater awareness of carcinoid cancer and other neuroendocrine tumors with your blog. Interesting that a TV show should mention carcinoid 5 times when so many people have never even heard of this rare disease. Thank you for guiding people to The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF). We are committed to REACH: Research, Education and Awareness with Compassion and Hope, with the ultimate goal of a cure for this rare cancer. We will keep you in our thoughts on June 21st. Best wishes from The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Team

  5. I don't know what episode it was but he also ruled out glucagonoma. Not a carcinoid, but a very rare NET cancer!