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

NET Patient To Run 10 Miles on NET Cancer Day

In October 2015 Marbellys Bayne-Azcarate was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer just two days after she had completed a half marathon.  She has since undergone major surgery to remove the tumours from her small intestine as well as having a lot of tumours removed from her liver.  Marbellys will continue to need treatment to manage and control…

Teenager Donates Hair and Raises Funds for PLANETS!

A TEENAGER whose mum was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year is donating her own hair to help children with the disease.  Alannah Smigielska-Philips, from Salisbury, lost 12 inches of her strawberry blond hair when it was cut on Thursday and says she plans to send it to the Little Princess Trust…

Luncheon Raises Money for PLANETS!

A big thank you to the Hedge End Luncheon Club who last week raised a fantastic £512.95 for PLANETS! Pictured above is Sheila Hales presenting Southampton Hospital Charity’s Judith Stephens with the cheque. Thank you to everyone involved for supporting PLANETS!

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First Patient Receives PRRT at Southampton thanks to PLANETS

  UHS magazine Connect featured a fantastic article about NET patient Maureen McKenzie who, in July 2013, became the first Southampton patient to receive PRRT (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy). The equipment for this treatment was jointly funded by UHS and PLANETS showing just how important and valuable the fundraising is. The grandmother-of-five underwent surgery at…