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

Concert Raises £385 for PLANETS!

On 7th October Flûtes Légères and The Ophelia String Quartet put on a concert of chamber music at St Mary’s Church Michelmersh which was dedicating to the memory of their friend and colleague Sandra Howlett who sadly passed away on September 5th. The organisers said ‘the concert was a great success, the audience was very appreciative, and we…

Public Health England publishes first ever data on NETs

Public Health England publishes first ever data on NETs The NET Patient Foundation has announced the first ever data briefing from PHE to reflect the numbers of NET patients diagnosed in England. This paper has been put together as a result of work instigated by the NET Patient Foundation to draw up a list of codes…

World NET Day Policy Recommendations Issued

INCA (the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance) have launched a project to raise awareness of NETs in the European Parliament. To tackle the challenges in the management of neuroendocrine tumours, healthcare professionals met with policy makers in the European Parliament on 10 November 2015. The stakeholders marked World Neuroendocrine Tumour Day and presented concrete policy recommendations…

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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.