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

Richard Gray Runs Southampton Half Marathon for PLANETS!

We would like to say a big thank you to Richard Gray for running the Southampton Half Marathon for PLANETS over the weekend, raising an incredible £1120! Richard chose to raise money for PLANETS as it was recently the 5 year anniversary of his Mum, Liz Gay (pictured with Richard above, also a loyal PLANETS…

Pompey Massive Scooter Ride is a Huge Success!

We absolutely love this picture of the incredible Scooter Ride Out that the The Pompey Massive Committee arranged at the weekend to raise funds for PLANETS and the NET Patient Foundation. This amazing group of people are constantly impressing us with their endless energy and enthusiasm for raising funds to support their friend, Leanne Baldry,…

Southampton Secure £200k from The Robert White Trust for NETs Research

PLANETS are excited to share the news that University Hospital Southampton have secured £200,000 funding from the Robert White Trust for a research project that aims to gain a better understanding of NET biology which may lead to a greater range of treatment options for patients with this rare disease. Robert White was a former patient…

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Bowel cancer patient becomes first in UK to be treated with IORT

  We are thrilled and proud to update our supporters that a Southampton bowel cancer patient has become the first in the UK to receive radiotherapy during surgery using the IORT machine that PLANETS has funded. he 58-year-old male, who completed a combination of conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy in August, underwent major surgery at Southampton…