Weʼre raising £50,000 to pay for my specialised liver cancer treatment unavailable on the NHS. 50% of all funds raised will also go to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
- Preston, Lancashire.
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Almost one year ago, and after suffering headaches & high blood pressure for significantly longer, I went to the Opticians for a routine check-up (I’d broken my glasses too but we won’t talk about that) & was given the frightening news there appeared to be a tumour in the back of my left eye. I was urgently referred to the eye hospital & after having a coloured angiography I was sadly diagnosed with choroidal melanoma.
Treatment started at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in November 2018. This was Proton Beam Therapy & was very successful, however devastating news quickly followed that a biopsy had revealed I had secondary cancer in my liver. Unfortunately I have a condition whereby I can’t have general anaesthetics due to allergies & also suffer from Chronic Idiopathic Angioedema. This made surgery at this time impossible & the only course of treatment would be chemotherapy & radiotherapy. This course of treatment started in December 2018.
In February this year, after chemotherapy hadn’t been as successful as hoped, it was agreed that I would start a course of immunotherapy. This involves my own T-Cells being modified in a lab (don’t worry, I don’t think they’re going to clone me) & Immunotherapy treatment was carried out to combat the cancer. Immunotherapy is in its infancy in terms of treatment & is very expensive, not readily available on the NHS & it would only continue to be available to me if the results were deemed positive. After 8 visits to Clatterbridge & completing tests it was explained to me that the tumours hadn’t shrunk, however the growth had been stunted as a result of the combined treatments.
We are now at a stage where it has been agreed that starting in July I will have both chemotherapy & immunotherapy alongside each other to reduce the tumour to a size where it would be safe to carry out keyhole surgery. The consultants are very positive about it’s potential success, and despite knowing how tough chemotherapy is, it is the most optimistic I have been since my diagnosis almost 12 months ago. However to complete this treatment I have had to provide a significant sum of money as the cost is too great to receive it from the NHS considering the treatment I have already received.
I am setting up this page to raise both funds to contribute towards paying for my treatment & to raise awareness of the support that Cancer treatments need to continue finding ways to cure this terrible disease. The support & care I have received from the staff at Clatterbridge & from my nurse who comes to visit me throughout this time has been exceptional. I’m not always the ray of sunshine you all think I am, at times it has been incredibly difficult just to open my eyes & face the world. They never wavered & wouldn’t allow me to give up.
My personal inspiration has been & will always be my two beautiful children. At just 5 & very recently 3, they are my world. Not being able to spend time with them in these formative years has been incredibly difficult, whilst also being so tough for them both watching me go through the treatments. They are so precious & very cheeky, they make my heart swell whenever I'm with them & provide all the motivation I need to beat this.
I will be running several fundraising events with my friends & colleagues to achieve this, and I thank all who donate from the bottom of my heart!
Love Quds xx
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- 6 months ago
Qudsiya Gavar6 months ago
A heartfelt thank you to all of you for all the love and support ❤️
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