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Adel Darwish

Adel Darwish is crowdfunding



£1,540raised of £50,000 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to fund cancer treatment N/A on NHS or private Health Insurance. For veteran journalist, author, historian, father & friend Adel Darwish

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(We have now added a bank account. Will be setting a spreadsheet to check treatment costs against fund raised)

Adel was diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer in October. Due to other complications, and existing chronic conditions, surgery has been ruled out. Essentially this means the NHS offered radiotherapy can cause more damage than good.

Time is running out since Adel's diagnosis six months ago now. Adel is requesting funding for proton-beam therapy. It is more precise, will take fewer sessions than traditional radiotherapy, ‎and cause considerably less damage.

There is only one centre in UK; Newport in Wales which opened last year. There is also a centre in Prague. Proton-beam therapy is not available on the NHS and Vitality (Adel's insurer).

Adel has been working ten years past the retirement age and is unable to raise funds for this treatment.

( PS. for details about the case, treatment, medical conditions, tests carried out, progress of treatment and other medical details, please send Adel direct message on Facebook or twitter or linkedin etc or by email so he can provide them directly )

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Adel Darwish10 days ago
    Adel Darwish

    Adel Darwish

    10 days ago

    Thank you all, latest update. I had another MRI scan at start of the week, ( with special dye through a cannula and the arm during about 45 minutes in the scanner tube ). It is to check the size of the tumour and growth since it was first discovered early october last year & whether the pre-radiotherapy treatment working containing it. I also had a blood test this morning. havent been contacted by oncologist yet. Will email Newport centre for consultation

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  • Adel Darwish11 days ago
    Adel Darwish

    Adel Darwish

    11 days ago

    Thanks to all who have been supporting. Until a friend who accepts to manage the fund returns from abroad, we will link a temporary bank account later this evening or tomorrow morning for people to donate. For the time-being my friend Toby Halloran who set up this fund will be managing on a spreadsheet for the fund to be transparent, accounting for every penny spent. Also documents on the cost and the medical condition and progress of treatment to be available by private message for friends donating and want more information. Thanks T

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17 days ago

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Page last updated on: 4/17/2019 06.17



  • Sarah Mikhail

    Sarah Mikhail

    Apr 17, 2019

    Dear Adel - I know how you feel my dad is stage 3B his PET scan post treatment is this Sunday and his insurance maxed out 2 days ago. I pray for you and ask you pray for us too. Fight!

  • Elizabeth Barsoum

    Elizabeth Barsoum

    Apr 11, 2019

    All the best from Nabil and Elizabeth


  • Philip El-Raheb

    Philip El-Raheb

    Apr 10, 2019


  • Charmian Walsh

    Charmian Walsh

    Apr 10, 2019

    Wishing you all the best my ole mucker Adel 😎Charmian. Lady C xx

  • Anonymous


    Apr 8, 2019

    Adel, may you recover and continue your good work for many more years. I have benefited a lot over the years from your wisdom even though I have never met you in person.


  • Patricia Lancaster

    Patricia Lancaster

    Apr 5, 2019

    You've haven't let me down in almost 40 years, go for it Adel. Much love xx


  • Toby Halloran

    Toby Halloran

    Apr 5, 2019


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