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PLANETS Support Groups and Patient Information Conferences

 

We understand that being diagnosed with cancer can be deeply distressing and we appreciate the isolation this can cause. We aim to replace that with a hand of friendship and support, one of PLANETS main focuses is to help patients on their cancer journey.

 

You may initially feel burdened with information so you should try to discuss all your queries and concerns with your doctor and other members of your healthcare team.  There are numerous sources of support and information available to you.  As well as all the information on the PLANETS website, you will also find other useful recommended websites listed at the bottom of our home page.  PLANETS run Support Groups where patients can meet in person with a healthcare professional and other patients and form friendships and alliances as well as discuss any issues that you are experiencing. This can help to ease any feelings of isolation.   We also hold ‘Patient Information Days’ where patients can network and listen to presentations by medical practitioners in their specific field of expertise.

 

Details of these groups are posted below.  Alternatively, you can e-mail us at PLANETS.

NET patients may find it useful to join the NET Patient Foundation forum.  Pancreatic patients will also find a forum on the following link Pancreatic Cancer UK forum.

Upcoming Events:

Dorset NET Patient Support Group – Friday 27th July 2018 (10am – 1pm)

The Holiday Inn Express Poole (The Quay Room), Walking Fields Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1RZ

To secure your place at this NET Patient support group, please contact: PLANETS Cancer Charity with the number of places you require including the full names of attendees.

E: contact@planetscharity.org T: 07793 451729

 

The meeting will have an informal agenda. Our support groups allow patients to talk and network with coffee, teas, biscuits and light snacks served throughout. Please also note that a consultant NET specialist (Mike Bayne) and our CNS nurse (Mark Southern) will attend for 1hr Q+A during the meeting.

 

When attending the support group please ensure to enter your car registration number at the hotel reception.

Past Events:

Pancreatic Patient Support Meeting – Tuesday 20th February 2018

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.  Below are the links to some of the presentations:

Nutrition in Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer UK Presentation

PLANETS NET Patient Conference – Friday 7th July 2017

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.  Below are the links to some of the presentations:

Chemo for NET’s – July 2017

NETs Nutrition Update NET Conference July 17

PLANETS NET Patient Conference – Friday 1st July 2016

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.

Below are links to some of the presentations:

Cathy Bouvier NET PF Southampton 2016

NETs Nutrition Update – Tara Whyand

NET patient conference Richard Ellis

PLANETS NET Patient Conference – Friday 3rd July 2015

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.

Below are links to some of the presentations:

Symptoms in NETS Presentation

Brian Stedman Presentation

Cancer Pathology

Overview of Neuroendocrine Tumours – Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan

Systemic treatment for NETs 

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