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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Team PLANETS Make it to Paris in 24 Hours!

Team PLANETS Make it to Paris in 24 Hours! We are delighted to report that all 58 riders in the PLANETS LP24, London to Paris in 24 hours cycle challenge made it to their destination, with 50 riders completing the full 300+ kilometres and the other eight in the cancer patient’s/medics relay team averaging over 200…

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IORT Launch is a Success!

  SOUTHAMPTON CLINICIANS PIONEER USE OF REVOLUTIONARY CANCER DEVICE PLANETS founders Neil Pearce and Brian Stedman, together with fund manager Layla Stephen successfully launched our long awaited IORT machine last night. The Mobetron is the first portable system able to administer the treatment in this way – known as intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) – and will…

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Join Our LP24 Riders at Newhaven and See Them off to Paris!

Join us at Newhaven Fort on Friday 24th June at 6pm and see our riders off to Paris! Please join us for a PAELLA PARTY on Friday June 24th to support and see off our amazing team of PLANETS LP24 riders! Hope to see you there! HOW TO FIND NEWHAVEN FORT: The town of Newhaven…

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IORT Launch Team Photo

IORT Launch is a Success!

  SOUTHAMPTON CLINICIANS PIONEER USE OF REVOLUTIONARY CANCER DEVICE PLANETS founders Neil Pearce and Brian Stedman, together with fund manager Layla Stephen successfully launched our long awaited IORT machine last night. The Mobetron is the first portable system able to administer the treatment in this way – known as intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) – and will…