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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 Dudley3 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    3 months ago

    So a long, long way still to go but enjoying feeling really well right now 👍🏻 I am going to close this page down over the next week or so; all of your support came at a time when I really, really needed it and no question the boost it gave helped me get better. Thank you will never be enough but thank you 🙏 For now the money will get locked away until a time I need it (still far more likely than not). If I get to point of being given the ‘all clear’ then the money will be donated to a cancer charity to help the amazing work they do

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  • Ben Dudley3 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    3 months ago

    So, first thing to say is that I hope you and your families are doing OK during these crazy times... like everyone we are staying at home and will be for the next few months as I’m not sure this virus goes well with what’s gone on in my body! Sorry for not updating for so long; after a few cycles back on Brentuximab that unfortunately failed which then led to discovering a slightly different diagnosis (again!). So onto much tougher chemotherapy I went, which I got through last summer and put me into remission which I am still in now 😃😃

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  • Ben Dudley1 year ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    1 year 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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2 years ago

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Page last updated on: 4/21/2020 17.03

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786

  • Sue and Ian James

    Sue and Ian James

    Apr 21, 2020

    ‘Good Luck’ Ben with all your treatment! … lots of love Sue and Ian James xxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 21, 2020

    £10.00

  • Peter Barnett

    Peter Barnett

    Mar 22, 2020

    Good Luck Ben

    £10.00

  • Katie Wood

    Katie Wood

    Feb 19, 2020

    £10.00

  • 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

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Apperley, Gloucester, UK

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