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

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…

A Busy and Successful NET Cancer Day!

PLANETS and our wonderful supporters made sure that NET Cancer Day did not pass unnoticed on November 10th.  To raise awareness of this rare, complex  cancer NET Nurse Specialist Emma Ramsey manned an information stand with the help of patients Cathi, Sam, Ruth, Mick, Maureen and Jacky in the foyer of Southampton Hospital.  We also had…

Bollywood Ball Raises an Incredible £21,000!

  We are delighted to announce that we raised an incredible £21,000 at our 5th Anniversary Bollywood Ball! A fabulous time was had by all, we had incredible Bollywood dancers leading the way which got everyone in the mood and we have never seen a dance floor fill so quickly!  Thank you to everyone that…

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Sainsbury’s Hedge End Donate Digital Radios

A big thank you to Sainsbury’s Hedge End for donating two digital radios to PLANETS to be used in the lead lined Gamma Scanner Rooms at Southampton General. Pictured presenting the radios to staff in the scanner rooms are PLANETS Fund Manager, Layla Stephen, and Dr Brian Stedman.