ncan support groups – florida chapter

Meet Ronda

Ronda is a Registered Nurse and has been an active member of NCAN since 2010.
She was diagnosed with a pNET  (pancreatic Neuroendocrine tumor) and had the Whipple surgery in 2010.
She works with NCAN on the Board of Directors and is a speaker at NCAN conferences. She founded the Whipple Warriors  in 2011 which has not gone on to become the world’s largest organization for Whipple patients. She has had numerous TV appearances and interviews, she received the United States Congressional Honorable Mention for her work with Whipple patients and she is a published medical author of the Long-Term Quality of Life and Gastrointestional Functional Outcomes after Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple surgery). She worked with the University of Miami School of Miller School of Medicine, which presented the findings at the American Surgical Association National Meeting. She also is the recipient of the 2012 Heros in Medicine award from the Palm Beach County Medical Society. As a nurse she loves to listen and offer suggestions to all NET or Whipple patients.

Ms. Ronda Ayala

Cell – (561) 800-9960


400 Beach Rd. Unit 1004
Tequesta, Fl. 33469


This NCAN chapter support group meets on the last Thursday of every other month, starting January 2019.

Next meeting: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:00AM.

Ms. Judy Goltz will be hosting this meeting for Rhonda.
If you like you can check with me  before hand, or join our group  and receive email updates.

Please RSVP to: if you haven’t RSVP’d already. I will give her the names of those who have already responded. For more information please call (561) 800-9963.

A Little About Judy…

Judy is a Registered Nurse and fellow NET patient as well. She ran the New Jersey NET group for many years and also is a featured speaker at many of the NCAN Events across the country. She is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of Neuroendocrine patients of all types. We are lucky to have her!

Judy is also a part time resident in our area and will be working with Rhonda and will help us get a permanent home for our meeting that is more centrally located. This meeting will be at her house for this time only. If it is out of your way, I promise you it will be worth your time. She is great at answering any and all questions you have. The topic for this time will be a general overview of NET cancer with the latest findings. We always strive to keep up to date in our fight!


NCAN Chapter Support Group meetings are built on the concept of patients helping patients.

Our meetings are all about getting to know people who understand exactly what you’re going through, and about getting you the most up-to-date information on NET testing, treatment options, and lifestyle tips.

We are a growing group of Net patients and caregivers from all over Palm Beach County. We love to learn through each other and our guest speakers. Knowledge is power!

We hope you decide to JOIN US at an upcoming meeting…we look so forward to meeting you!

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