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PLANETS Cancer Charity
PLANETS Cancer Charity
Keep Intra Operative Radiotherapy at UHS

Keep Intra Operative Radiotherapy at UHS

Why we need your help

In 2017, PLANETS were able to lease purchase a Mobetron machine
in order to offer patients Intra Operative Radiotherapy (IORT).
Electron beam intra-operative radiation therapy is a specialised type of
radiotherapy that is given during an operation while the patient is asleep,
immediately after a cancer has been removed.
Radiotherapy works by destroying cells within the path of the treatment
beam. The more of it we are able to deliver to cancer, the greater the amount
of cancer it can eliminate. For most cancers however, the dose we can give
has to be limited because of the risk of damaging nearby healthy organs and
tissues. A key advantage of IORT is that it can deliver a concentrated beam
of radiation to the most concerning at-risk area for deep cancers, while other
nearby structures are moved and kept out of the way by the surgical team.
This means higher doses of radiation can be given, destroying more cancer
cells while risks to normal tissue are greatly reduced. IORT can also help
avoid the need for conventional forms of radiotherapy, before or after the
operation. One IORT treatment at the time of surgery may replace
multiple hospital visits and radiotherapy treatment appointments.
Southampton is the only UK centre delivering this treatment
which is funded entirely by PLANETS.
COVID 19 has had a catastrophic effect on charities. We need your help.
Our commitments remain the same and we desperately want to continue to fund Intra Operative Radiotherapy.
PLANETS need to raise £250,000 to enable us to keep IORT at University Hospital Charity.
We have 3 months to raise these funds.
Your support is vital Please help us continue to offer this as a treatment option to our patients.

In 2017, PLANETS were able to lease purchase a Mobetron machine in order to offer patients Intra Operative Radiotherapy (IORT). Electron beam intra-operative radiation therapy is a specialised type of radiotherapy that is given during an operation while the patient is asleep, immediately after a cancer has been removed.

Radiotherapy works by destroying cells within the path of the treatment beam. The more of it we are able to deliver to cancer, the greater the amount of cancer it can eliminate. For most cancers however, the dose we can give has to be limited because of the risk of damaging nearby healthy organs and tissues. A key advantage of IORT is that it can deliver a concentrated beam of radiation to the most concerning at-risk area, while other nearby structures are moved and kept out of the way by the surgical team. This means higher doses of radiation can be given, destroying more cancer cells while risks to normal tissue are greatly reduced. IORT can also help avoid the need for conventional forms of radiotherapy, before or after the operation. One IORT treatment at the time of surgery may replace multiple hospital visits and radiotherapy treatment appointments. Southampton is the only UK centre delivering this treatment which is funded entirely by PLANETS Cancer Charity.

COVID 19 has had a catastrophic effect on charities. We need your help. Our commitments remain the same and we desperately want to continue to fund Intra Operative Radiotherapy. PLANETS need to raise £250,000 to enable us to keep IORT at University Hospital Southampton.

We have 4 months to raise these funds.

Your support is vital Please help us continue to offer this as a treatment option to our patients.

3,815.00

raised towards 250,000.00 target

3815.00
250000.00

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Supporters

Oct 22, 2020

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 09, 2020

Anonymous

10.00

Oct 04, 2020

Elizabeth and Brian

200.00
(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Oct 04, 2020

Lyn Runcieman

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Oct 02, 2020

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Sep 30, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 24, 2020

Mrs Patricia M Cleeve

60.00

Sep 24, 2020

Marilyn

Hope the charity does well. Thank you for all your wonderful work.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Sep 22, 2020

Anonymous

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Sep 15, 2020

jaycee7

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

3,815.00

Total plus Gift Aid 4,700.00

Direct donations

3,815.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

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