Background to the origins of Starthrowers
The Star Throwers was set up by Dr. Henry Mannings to provide help to cancer sufferers who felt they have nowhere else to go or required advice on further management. The treatment of cancer in this country is divided into conventional therapies and palliative care with patients transferring from the former system to the latter should treatment be unsuccessful. Many patients are not ready to accept that nothing further can be done to help them and seek out further help.
The purpose of the Star Throwers is to guide and support those who wish to look at all aspects of cancer treatment either before or after treatment with conventional therapy and also give advice on the prevention of cancer in those at high risk.
Dr. Henry Mannings has a strong background in both hospital medicine and as a family physician and is an honorary senior lecturer in medicine at the University of East Anglia. His post graduate qualifications include MRCP and a Masters Degree in Cancer Immunotherapy. He has worked on the oncology units at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, being responsible for looking after patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as palliative care.
Despite finding this post the most gratifying and depressing at the same time, he realised the need for further care which is not available in the present system. As a result of this he has spent years researching all the evidence available for the treatment of cancer and intends to give scientifically based guidance based on this research.
This website is in its early stages but will evolve to give advice for all types of tumours.
Star Throwers is committed to ensuring that our volunteers give the very best care they can to our visitors. To achieve this we are currently offering computer training, education on listening skills, team working and action planning and hold various talks on relevant topics.
Thank you for the lovely feedback you have given us
“We have first hand
experience of the
compassion and care that
Dr. Henry Mannings brings
to all his patients”.
Olive & Norman Keeping
“Cancer can be a very frightening and lonely
experience. Henry offered us human kindness,
spent time explaining, answering questions and
being there for us. He gave us strength and we
felt we were in safe hands”.
“Henry helped bring
‘strength, hope and
happiness into our hearts’.
He helped us all through
the most diffi cult of times”.
The Fisher Family
"I would just like to say thank you for listening and giving help and support. When one feels alone and vulnerable and the establishment offers so few alternatives to cancer therapy, Star Throwers opens your eyes and gives hope. With diet, chemotherapy and LDN plus being positive, I have taken control. I look forward to seeing you all soon".