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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Muc Off Team

Muc Off Support LP24 Riders!

  Poole based company Muc Off are the latest company to support our LP24 (London to Paris in 24 hours) event.  Muc Off are an international company that sell every cleaning product under the sun for bikes and cars.  When NET patient (and LP24 participant) Jo Green, pictured above, approached the MD Alex Trimnell to…

Killearn Lunch

Thank you to Anne Burch and the Killearn Ladies!

A big thank you to Anne Burch who, together with a group of friends, raised £200 at a ladies luncheon in Killearn, Scotland.  Anne’s son Richard and his wife Rachel are part of the team of riders who are attempting to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours next month so this fantastic amount…

Riverside lunch

Luncheon at the Riverside Restaurant, Bridport, Raises over £4000!

On Thursday 17th March The Riverside, Briport, hosted a Fundraising Lunch for PLANETS.  72 guests guests were greeted with a welcoming drink and canapés, followed by a delicious meal.  Organised by Kate Geraghty and friends, the day proved to be an incredible success. PLANETS founder Neil Pearce, Consultant Surgeon and Associate Medical Director at University…

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IORT Arrives at Southampton!

  PLANETS are thrilled to announce that the eagle (finally) has landed! 2 tons of intra-operative radio-therapy machine (IORT) arrived from the USA this week – currently undergoing acceptance testing. This is the UK’s first ever mobile electron beam radiotherapy machine for treating cancers during surgery. Thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraising which has…