Weʼve raised £440 to Support Jasmine’s Incurable, Inoperable, rare stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. Treatment Fund
- Funded on Saturday, 25th September 2021
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**Update May 2021**
A big Thank you to everyone who donated to Jasmine’s fundraiser so far 💙We raised 7% - £1174 of our 15k target between November 2020 and early May 2021. The fund closed down after 120 days and has now expired before we could extend it so we have started it again as Jasmine’s treatment is an on going journey and cost until she gets better.
This funding has enabled her to continue alternative and holistic therapies to aid in her recovery from Ovarian Cancer which is chemo-resistant. Shes now been on her new treatment protocol under the Care Oncology Clinic for 3/4 months now. ( March’s blood report) revealed she was responding well to the 4 drugs with minimal side effects.
Ca125 blood results from March also found that there was a decrease which it dropped from 35 to 27 which is amazing as this shows signs of less infection in the body.
***Ca125 Update*** May21
Beginning of may 3 months into the COC protocol she had run out of doxycycline one of the repurposed drugs and needed a blood test, ( A 2 week wait to get the bloods and results ) before she can have a review on this treatment plan with professionals and order more medications which will cost £200 plus £100 for the repurposed drugs for the next 3 months. She was told to continue taking the drugs she had left over but will need to order more ASAP. Results from blood test are due today. Will update on this when we know.
Jasmine is hoping that she will be able to add some more complementary therapies to her treatment protocol such as High Dose Vitamin C infusions which costs £150 for 1 hour session she will need two a week for it to be beneficial . “Cancer researchers have homed in on how high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells. Vitamin C breaks down to generate hydrogen peroxide, which can damage tissue and DNA. The new study shows that tumour cells with low levels of catalase enzyme activity are much less capable of removing hydrogen peroxide than normal cells, and are more susceptible to damage and death when they are exposed to high doses of vitamin C”
It has been just over a year since Jasmine was first diagnosed with a rare, incurable currently inoperable form of Ovarian Cancer called Low Grade Serous.
Here’s a bit of background about Jasmine and her incredible journey.
Jas, our housemate and best friend has big dreams and ambitions to see the world and spread her story. Being around her and her inspiration to heal has been a massive eye opener and shows how much dedication she has to trying every possible outcome to beat cancer and live her life to the fullest. We’ve set up this page on behalf of her because we can see her financial struggles month in month out and she still smiles and keeps going! Jas is the type of person every person needs in their life, her positivity and outlook on the cards she’s been dealt with is a wake up call to what life really means to live. Since her diagnosis she put in endless hours of research and efforts into the limited options available and has now found a hopeful avenue. We want to continue listening to her sing in the kitchen and the weird little moments we share with her day to day, we are determined to keep the Jas we know and love and not let this emotionally and physically defeat her! She needs to be protected at all costs, we have pieced together her journey so far below.
Jasmine was first diagnosed in 2011 at age 17 with Stage 3b high end borderline tumour of ovaries. Treatment was a total abdominal hysterectomy +BSO + Supracolicc omentectomy and excision falciform ligament and liver capsule and diaphragmatic. (In shorter terms a huge operation to remove her whole reproductive system leaving her unable to biologically have children). Jasmine was having MRI scans every 6 months to keep on top of it all and she felt well from 2011-2014. So 3 years in remission.
In late 2014 She had started experiencing abdominal pains and had CT Pet scans which showed further evidence of High Grade Borderline serous tumour that had returned to her pelvic/vaginal wall.
In January 2015 doctors confirmed there had been a slight interval reduction in the size of the vaginal vault nodule but otherwise things were stable.
She has since then been having MRI scan yearly 2015-2019. Scans during this period showed no evidence of any other disease accept this nodule that was also previous in scans however was previous deemed non-threatening.
In July 2019 she had serious abdominal pains and every time she ate something It would be uncomfortable, she often felt bloated and her bowels weren't working as normal. She then experienced heavy bleeding and took herself to A&E. Leading into August 2019 she had a range of CT/PET and MRI Scans where her Gynaecologist recommended surgery as her bowel could have been stuck to her gut (adhesions) and they wanted to removed the nodule that they thought was causing the pain and discomfort. Jas then went into surgery on 10th December 2019. After the surgery was complete her gynaecologist sat her down and explained that they were unable to remove the nodule as they had discovered Ovarian Cancer cells which had previously been undetected. These cells were small volume disease but wide spread across the abdomen with a threat of spreading. This was when she got diagnosed with Low Grade Ovarian Cancer
- Low Grade Serous.
Here are some facts about Low Grade Serous:
- Its usually resistant to chemotherapy
- LGS affects 1 in 1000 women, and mostly younger women (typically in their 40s but also in their early 20s or occasionally even earlier
- With current medical treatments less than half of all women diagnosed live longer than 9 years from point of diagnosis
- Low-grade serous ovarian cancer makes up only around three to 4% of all ovarian cancer
If you want to learn more then please check out this link here: https://cureourovariancancer.org/uk/about/low-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer/
Her Cancer is currently stable although prognosis was a year last December. We're still in the early days of her journey and in this next stage she will be taking a combination of repurposed drugs, hormone blockers and oils combined with diet and life style changes in order to kill the Cancerous cells in her body.
The side effects of her treatment mean everyday life is a challenge and she is unable to work and has to fully focus on healing her body. It is a struggle financially and side effects leave her feeling tired, with joint and bone pain every day. Due to these side affects Jas has been unable to work. Up until December 2020 she had financial support and supported private healthcare through her previous role however her contract has now been terminated meaning she is relying solely on benefits and no longer can afford private health care. This is now an additional stress that could be prevented with your help.
Food cost are double, sometimes triple the average person due to her diet changes meaning she needs all the organic, healthier option. This is so her diet combined with her protocol can give her the best possible chance of starving the cancer. Food is medicine and eating healthy and organic comes at a price and is such a strain on finances this isn't even before we fully feel the effect of Brexit on our food industry.
Later this month (January 2021) Jasmine will be starting a new clinical trial protocol under The Care Oncology Clinic in London as soon as she has enough funds to cover this protocol. The first initial consultation for 1 hour is £450, plus £100 for the repurposed drugs every 3 months; ( Atorvastatin, Menbenzdazole, Doxycycline and Metformin ), plus £200 per catch up session (every three months). These 4 drugs identified above have shown great Anti Cancer potential in numerous studies and this course of treatment is the only option left for her. She will continue taking these drugs until the Cancer starts shrinking hopefully she will get into a phase of remission and will be clear from Cancer once and for all. In addition to these costs she also needs natural organic supplements which cost on average £400 a month, these are vital in Jasmines protocol for her survival
This funding is crucial in helping give our best friend the best possible chance at a healthier longer life. Please support where you can.
We would also like to put this out there for those who may have further research or knowledge that they would like to share whether it be a contact that could help or some wisdom within this field as research is limited to due lack of funding for Low Grade Ovarian Cancer.
Sophie and Shaniqua xxx
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Aug 6, 2021
All the best! 🙏
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Get well soon
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You're an angel, Jasmine, saving lives over and over again!Thank you so much and lets get rid of the OC forever!!!!Love you!!!❤️❤️❤️
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