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£5,126raised of £6,000 target by 115 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,126 to help fund CBD oil for my battle with bone cancer.

    Swindon, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 16th August 2018

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    Hi, my name is Viktor, I'm 24 years old. In late 2014 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer(osteosarcoma). It appeared in my left thigh and quickly grew to around the size of a tennis ball. In early 2015 I had limb salvage surgery to save my leg and had a knee replacement as the tumour had grown into my knee joint.

    Througout 2015 I received chemotherapy, as well as a form of immunotherapy. I started my chemotherapy in December 2014 to try and reduce the size of the tumor before having the limb salvage operation and finished in November 2015.

    Osteosarcoma is very aggressive, in most cases it spreads to the lungs and is fatal. In late 2016 an X-Ray showed that the cancer had spread to my left lung. I began more chemotherapy in December 2016. In April 2017 I had surgery to remove the cancer. After recovering from the surgery, a follow up scan revealed the cancer had spread to the right lung also. In February 2018 I had the cancer removed from my right lung.

    After recovering from my last surgery I began to feel aches and pains in my left side, chest and back. A follow up X-Ray showed that the cancer is growing in my left lung again. I am having a CT scan in the next 3 weeks and another surgery to remove the cancer in the next month or two. I can't wait anymore as the cancer is uncomfotable and painful and is making it more and more difficult to breath. I have had all the treatment that I could get.

    I have been researching CBD oil for over a year now and seeing a lot of anecdotal stories of people having success with it. Right now there is just over 10,000 full-text journal articles on cannabinoids on the online medical database PubMed. Around 3400 are on cannabinoids and cancer.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=cannabinoids

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=cannabinoids+cancer

    Last year a study came out documenting that Osteosarcoma cells have cannabinoid receptors, and in a petri dish cannabinoids can induce programmed cell death(apoptosis) in Osteosarcoma. The cannabinoids have also been shown to stop the cancer from spreading, growing into nearby tissue, and growing new blood vessels.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5589594/

    I feel like it will benefit my fight with bone cancer and increase my chances of surviving. Right now new treatments for Osteosarcoma are still in early clinical trial stages, and will take years before they are available on the NHS. Private treatment can cost tens, upto hundreds of thousands of pounds. I have not been able to work as a result of my illness and have been receiving benefits since I got ill. Unfortunately the price of high quality CBD oil is too high for me to be able to afford on a regular basis, especially the amount that is needed for cancer.

    All I want is to be able to get back to normal life, to be able to wake up every day and not fear for my life and my future. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated, thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

    Viktor

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    • Viktor Panko7 months ago
      Viktor Panko

      Viktor Panko

      7 months ago

      Wow, We've reached the 5k target! Thank you all so much for your donations, they will help me out greatly in the next few months! On Thursday I saw my oncologist, he showed some CT scan images and explained how there was now small tumours in both of my lungs. He said the next best step would be more chemotherapy. The goal is to have chemotherapy for a total of 4 months and see where things are at from there. Thanks to your donations I will be able to take high strenght CBD oil all throughout those 4 months to help the chemo kill the cancer.

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    • Viktor Panko8 months ago
      Viktor Panko

      Viktor Panko

      8 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 7/28/2018 3:20 PM

    Supporters

    115

    • Aoibh Maguire-Hanna

      Aoibh Maguire-Hanna

      Jul 28, 2018

    • Charlie Booth

      Charlie Booth

      May 24, 2018

      Stay strong Viktor, will be no time till you reach your goal.Charlie

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 10, 2018

    • Stephen Kavanagh

      Stephen Kavanagh

      May 8, 2018

      Hi Victor. Sorry to hear of your health issues. Stay strong and get well soon man

      £20.00

    • Rita Morais

      Rita Morais

      May 6, 2018

      Good luck! :)

      £10.00

    • Sabrina Jackson

      Sabrina Jackson

      May 5, 2018

      ❤️

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2018

      Hi Viktor!I hope you get better soon!João

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