Weʼve raised £0 to help pay for cancer treatment available in Germany that the NHS does not offer for a friend of mine.
- Closed on Monday, 9th October 2017
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Alison is 38, a teacher, wife, sister, daughter and mum of 2 children, Finley and Scarlett.
In March 2013 she was diagnosed with breast cancer when Finley was 18 months old. She had to stop teaching to have an operation to remove the tumour and started chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Treatment went well with no signs that the cancer had spread. However the cancer was a rare aggressive type, triple negative breast cancer TNBC.
In November 2015 just a week after Scarlett was born, Alison found out that the cancer had spread to lymph nodes below her collar bone and down to her chest wall.
Not a good diagnosis and now stage 4, Alison was told that she could have just months to live. She immediately started further treatment, juggling chemotherapy, radiotherapy, a newborn baby and a 4 year old.
In July 2016 a CT scan showed she was in full remission.
Cruelly only 3 months later the cancer had returned but now to her lungs as well as under her armpit.
An immunotherapy trial was started which unfortunately did not work and the tumours were still growing.
The NHS have now offered a further course of chemotherapy which cannot cure her but will hopefully give her a little more time with family and friends.
After her own research Alison and her family have found treatment available in Germany for potentialy livesaving treatment for TNBC which unfortunately is not available on the NHS.
Alison has been accepted as a good candidate for the treatment, however as the treatment is so expensive her family and friends are trying to pay for it themselves.
To try help raise as much money as possible towards Alison's treatment I will be running the Abbey Dash on Sunday 5th November. Please give what you can and every penny will help and be so appreciated. Thanks.
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