Pancreatic Tumours

This disease is one of the most prolific forms of cancer in the UK and 21 people are diagnosed with it every day. Cancer Research say that the…

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Liver & Biliary Tumours

Liver cancers fall into two broad groups: primary cancers which have arisen in the liver and secondary cancers which have spread to the…

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Neuroendocrine Tumours

There are around 3000 new cases of NETS diagnosed each year in the UK. NET cancers are difficult to diagnose. After the onset of symptoms…

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Medical News

This section keeps you up to date with the latest developments in the medical world with regards to pancreatic, liver and NET…

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Radiological

The principles of radiology are to use different types of scans to identify and diagnose problems inside the human body that cannot be…

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Surgical

Although many types of NET are slow growing, in general terms they are malignant (i.e. cancerous) tumours Therefore in common with…

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the name given to treatments that use drugs to either kill cancer cells or control their rate of growth. There are many…

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Radiotherapy

This can be delivered in many different ways to treat neuroendocrine tumours. Most commonly for NET it is given as radio-labelled…

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Nuclear

Nuclear medicine involves using radioactive materials (or tracers) to diagnose and treat a wide variety of disorders. It differs from X-ray…

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South Central Support Group

The PLANETS support group meet regularly to network and discuss issues and also to listen to presentations by medical practitoners in their specific field of expertise.

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Patient Stories

When patients get bad news their emotional reaction is often an expression of shock, isolation and grief. You may find it helpful to read about other patients who have had similar experiences…

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Contact Support

We understand that being diagnosed with cancer can be deeply distressing and we aim to provide support on both a practical and emotional level. Please contact us and we shall endeavour to..

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Latest News

Carnival Ball Raises an amazing £18,600!

We are delighted to announce that we raised an incredible £18,600 at our Caribbean themed Carnival Ball! Thank you to everyone that came and supported our night, we are very grateful and could not have achieved this without every single one of you! Shout out to our amazing entertainers that made the evening so incredible…

Scrap to the Future Car Rally Smashes Fundraising Target!

A team of doctors, nurses, management and patients took part in a major scrap car rally at the weekend to raise funds to increase the use of a revolutionary mobile radiotherapy machine at Southampton’s university hospitals. The ‘Scrap to the future car rally’ saw 15 road legal scrap cars – each with a value of under…

Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer Campaign

We are joining with Pancreatic Cancer UK to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer in November by asking local landmarks to light up purple. Purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer across the globe. Largely organised by individuals affected by the disease, the act of lighting up a focal point in a village, town or city symbolises…

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First IORT Patient Tells His Story to the Salisbury Journal

We were delighted to learn that Shane Rouse, a Salisbury bowel cancer patient who was the first person in the UK to receive electron beam intra operative radiotherapy via our newly acquired Mobetron machine (IORT), has returned to work and is recovering well. Shane has told his story to the Salisbury Journal.  Please click on the link…