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Gareth James

Gareth James is crowdfunding

raised of £40,000 target by 317 supporters

Weʼre raising £40,000 to Support medical intervention for my stage 4 colorectal cancer

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My Cancer Journey

After a bout of food poisoning I struggled with my stomach for about 2 years before being diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer (CRC) which had metastasised into my liver January 2021. The prognosis was dire and I was placed onto palliative chemotherapy having been told that I was inoperable. I embarked on my own self-funded journey of research into integrated cancer approaches, including dietary changes, supplementation, oncothermia, mistletoe therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), Exercise with Oxygen (EWOT), Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) to enhance the efficacy of conventional chemotherapy.

By August 2021 the partial response to my chemotherapy was so successful that the surgical team in Aintree University Hospital believed that they could operate with curative intent. In November 2021 I had a major 8 -hour operation to the cancer in my liver. Surgeons removed the entire right lobe of my liver and, with a combination of ablation and resection removed what they could see in the left side. This left me with only 35% of my liver and my family were told to prepare for the worst. However, I defied the odds again and came through despite the sepsis and further infections I suffered over Christmas 2021

I underwent radiotherapy to the primary tumour in February 2022 but a subsequent scan showed that the cancer was progressing in my liver and the surgeons do not believe that I can have any curative treatment in the UK. I am still undergoing chemotherapy - I have now received 16 doses and the cancer was at the last scan reported as stable - hooray for small miracles!

However, in order to have any hope of a cure for the cancer I will need to travel abroad to Europe to obtain the necessary intensity and aggressive intervention, and this will be self funded.

I am conviced that had I had an earlier intervention my cancer would not have progressed as far as it had - an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure after all. I want to spread the message that you need to get checked out if you‘re worried and don’t take no for an answer!

My own journey has shown me that by simple lifestyle changes almost everyone can benefit their health and wellbeing and potentially prevent many chronic diseases occurring in the first place - you are what you eat!

There are a rising number of integrated cancer therapists in the UK and they can offer hope. I believe that the NHS is not able to innovate nor make serious efforts to positively benefit the lives of stage 4 patients because of the funding crisis.

I have set up this page in order to assist funding the medical care required for cancer treatment in Europe. Thank you in advance.

If donations exceed the costs of treatment I will donate the monies to NIghtingale House Hospice and bowel cancer charities.

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  • Gareth James3 months ago
    Gareth James

    Gareth James

    3 months ago

    In the meantime I would like to thank the numerous people for their kind thoughts, messages of support and their donations. I most certainly could not have done it without you.

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  • Gareth James3 months ago
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    Gareth James

    3 months ago

    I am exploring the future possibility of specialist oncology clinics in Japan as they are offering dendritic cell therapy alongside immunotherapy, T-Cell and NK cell therapies. Interestingly, hospitals in Japan are ‘not for profit’ making them extremely competitive as well as cutting edge. In the meantime, Wrexham Maelor have referred my notes to Christie’s in order for their specialists to consider my case – we wait and see as we have been requesting an opinion from there since last August.

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  • Gareth James3 months ago
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    Gareth James

    3 months ago

    We have sought out further medical 2nd opinions to see what is available in the UK. I have spoken to a HCA Healthcare professor to discover if there is more that can be done. They suggest further DNA testing of the cancer, and AVASTIN, which is not available on the NHS. We are exploring opportunities for securing it. If we are unable to secure funding, AVASTIN costs about £2000 per infusion and I require at least 6. The DNA test price is £3000. Before I undertake it I have requested further information on its purpose and benefits.

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 3/17/2023 08.47



  • Anonymous


    Mar 17, 2023

  • Yricka


    Jan 10, 2023

    Good luck Gareth


  • KF


    Dec 31, 2022

    We look forward to hearing that you have have raised your total and successful treatment.


  • Ben Wilkinson

    Ben Wilkinson

    Dec 24, 2022

    Keep fighting Gareth, you're an inspiration to the family 🙌


  • Anonymous


    Dec 7, 2022

  • Susan


    Dec 6, 2022

    Good luck


  • Annwen and David

    Annwen and David

    Dec 5, 2022

    Every wish possible for success in this next part of treatment ahead. So glad it’s all arranged. Xx


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