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Can you help beat cancer?

Carole Collins is running a fundraiser, via gofundme, on behalf of her daughter Nicola Wren.

Nicky has been fighting cancer for over 4 years now.  She was first diagnosed in 2014 with stage 4 cervical cancer.

Treatment: She underwent extensive radical chemotherapy 28 rounds of radiation and 5 rounds of cisplatin chemotherapy to finish, 3 rounds of braciatherapy.

The idea was to cure her, and in April 2020 she would have been deemed cancer free. However,  a recent blood test showed that the cancer is back.  It’s now in lungs, stomach lymph nodes and her prognosis is terminal. 

She has 3 children living at home, in Andover 6, 10 and 15 and has now been in hospital for the last month. 

Carole has found the oncologica uk site which has a test costing £2450. This is offering them the hope they need. Oncologica are going to be able to offer the test at £2000. This test is not provided by the NHS, yet its essential to provide a targeted treatment that can help Nicky,  to live and be with her children longer. The NHS need more information before it can consider the use of this test for widespread use. The family need help to get this test done as soon as possible. So that more information about how this treatment can help everyone. 

You can find the fundraising page here

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Kevin Ridgeon

Kevin Ridgeon

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