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…


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…


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…


Medical News

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



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



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



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



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



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


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.


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…


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..


Latest News

PLANETS Launch Their First Ever Car Rally!

Join PLANETS and Regal Homes for our first ever car rally! No training required, lots of laughs guaranteed! Simply buy a road legal car for under £500, drive from Southampton to the scenic Loch Lomond in Scotland and raise as much money as possible for PLANETS!! Itinerary: Friday 6th October: Car rally leaves from Southampton and stop…

Braishfield Christmas Tree Festival Raises £1000!

Braishfield held their third Christmas Tree Festival in early December which was by far their most successful with 28 decorative trees and over 400 people visiting during the three days. As in previous years the funds raised are shared between All Saints Church and a chosen charity which this year was PLANETS! Together with a…

PLANETS New Year Statement

PLANETS New Year statement 2017 2016 has been an incredible year, we have raised approximately £175,000 and funded a range of projects; most notably IORT (intra operative radiotherapy), our goal for the last three years, which has finally come to fruition and is now fully operational at Southampton General Hospital with patients being treated this…

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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…