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Ben Dudley

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Weʼre raising £10,000 to fund a cycle of treatment for Ben who is fighting Hodgkin Lymphoma

Apperley, Gloucester, UK
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As some of you may know last summer I was diagnosed with non Hodgkin lymphoma. This came the day before my amazing little man was born; what a 48 hours that was! Between August and January I had 3 different types of chemotherapy, none of which had any effect on the disease. A visit to a specialist in London led to my biopsy being re-analysed and it turned out I had been mis-diagnosed; I actually have Hodgkin lymphoma. So, I am now on a new drug called Brentuximab which will, fingers crossed, produce some form of a response so I can move towards having further chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. However if there is still no response, the next best option is to combine Brentuximab with another drug... which unfortunately would not be funded by the NHS. This would cost around £10,000 per treatment, and I could need a lot of treatments if it proves successful... therefore I am asking for your help! Any contribution towards one of these treatments would be gratefully received; the support I have had throughout this process has been overwhelming and if you cannot contribute at this time I would appreciate 'good thoughts' just as much. To any of you that can contribute... thank you, thank you and thank you some more!

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  • Ben Dudley7 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    7 months ago

    (2 of 2) Unfortunately I found out recently that my cancer is back and therefore I need to go back to treatment, starting tomorrow (happy 32nd birthday to me!). Although not the news I hoped for I am very positive about the next part of the fight; 11 cycles of Brentuimab (what I have left on the NHS) will take me up to around October time and then we'll go from there... it is a drug that did wonders for me last year and it will do the same again this year!

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  • Ben Dudley7 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    7 months ago

    (1 of 2) So there is a question I have been asked a lot recently; 'what would you like for your birthday?'... what I didn't know I was going to get for my birthday was more Brentuximab... Sorry for not posting on here for a while; some of you will know that after my stem cell transplant last summer I have been in complete remission. It has been an amazing few months, with trips to Dubai, Las Vegas and Disneyland Paris to celebrate!

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  • Ben Dudley1 year ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    1 year ago

    (2/2) The support on here has played such a huge role in getting me to this point which I will never be able to thank you enough for... 725 supporters and over £29000!! Due to the amazingly quick response I have had to the brentuximab I have not had to fund any treatment so far, however there is a strong chance I may have to in the future... while the plan is for the stem cell transplant to finish the job, this can often not be the case. Therefore I will leave the page up and any support will be just as gratefully received... wish me luck!!

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2 years ago

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Page last updated on: 8/14/2019 08.25

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782

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2019

    What a story. Good luck Ben.

  • Chloe Heath

    Chloe Heath

    Jul 26, 2019

    £3.00

  • Ross Fletcher

    Ross Fletcher

    Mar 23, 2019

    Good luck Ben!

    £10.00

  • Richard Hall

    Richard Hall

    Mar 19, 2019

    Wishing you all the very best Ben.

    £20.00

  • The Harleys

    The Harleys

    Mar 18, 2019

    Not the best birthday present Ben! but you'll beat it again. We're all with you and send you our love.

    £50.00

  • Richard Harley

    Richard Harley

    Mar 18, 2019

    Best of luck with the treatment Ben! I'm sure you'll smash this just like you did the last lot. Love Rich and Cat x

    £50.00

  • Alison Webb

    Alison Webb

    Mar 18, 2019

    Here’s hoping you do well with the fundraising.

    £20.00

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Apperley, Gloucester, UK

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