A single mother is raising money for alternative cancer treatments to extend her life by just a few weeks after six failed chemotherapy treatments.
Since then, she’s battled a deadly disease, saying she was “devastated” at the thought of leaving her 10-year-old daughter Ava behind, saying she wanted to extend her life and take care of her daughter Ava and more. I hope to spend time with you.
In a recent YouTube video, Rebecca revealed that her sixth round of targeted cancer treatments had failed. The cancer has now spread to the mucous membrane of the stomach and the size of the tumor in the liver is increasing.
Initially, the 41-year-old wanted to see her daughter reach teenage years, but after several different types of treatment failed, she was forced to spend thousands of dollars on private treatments with a month to live. Regardless, we are currently raising funds. additional care.
Rebecca Atton, 41, a single mother from Southend, Essex (pictured with daughter Ava), has terminal colon cancer.
The mother of 10-year-old Ava wants to prolong her life so she can spend time with her daughter, family and friends after a third failed treatment.
The bank manager said she had no symptoms except for a rare stomach ache. it was done.
talk about her prognosis Donation pageand as to why she’s raising money for alternative therapies, Rebecca said: “Let me be clear, I have less than a 10% chance of living five years.
“I am fully aware that treatment will not cure me, but it may prolong my life.
“I will be updating this page with my progress and possible treatment options to be transparent about what these funds are used for.”
Alongside two rounds of chemotherapy treatment, she is now taking OxyContin, a powerful opioid that is nearly twice as potent as morphine, to help cope with the pain she suffers on a daily basis.
“My consultant wanted to see me after my latest treatment, Round 6,” she said in a YouTube video.
“I wasn’t feeling well and had chemotherapy while I was in the hospital. I had to get up, sleepy, and walk to the oncology department.
Before she found out she had stage 4 colon cancer, the full-time working mom led a fairly healthy lifestyle and hit the gym.60 years of age despite rising prevalence among younger age groups
“I was expecting the news, but I’m in pain. I could use many other words to describe it, but I’ll use it. Because the treatment didn’t work.”
She continued: “My cancer is progressing. A tumor in my liver that originated from the bowel at its primary site has increased in size and the cancer has spread to the lining of my stomach.
‘really c***** news. I’m on her 3rd treatment and that’s what worries me the most. Will they tell me there’s nothing they can do for me after this?
‘I’m looking for treatment that costs £3,000 a month as it’s not available on the NHS. It may be.
“I appreciate what people have donated.”
The treatment Rebecca would like to take alongside chemotherapy is called Avastin, which is not available on the NHS. Doctors don’t hold out hope for a cure, but the mother of one is determined to try every option she can.
Avastin is approved to treat some types of cancer that have spread from where they first started, according to the company. NHS.
A mother from Essex hopes the newest treatment, combined with chemotherapy, will give her a few more weeks. This is because the cancer has spread to the stomach mucosa and the liver tumor has grown.
It is licensed and can be prescribed in the UK, but it is not approved for use by the National Institutes of Health (NICE), so it may not be widely available in the NHS.
Rebecca keeps people updated on what the donation will be used for, saying:
Rebecca told FEMAIL earlier this year:
“My friends still can’t believe my diagnosis. I have fair skin. No hair loss. I used to go to the gym regularly. I quit smoking before I turned 40. Time is limited and I know it – this will be my last chance to spend time with my daughter.
“Eva and I are very close, her father was wonderful and her stepmother was very nice while I was in therapy.
On October 19th, Rebecca learns that her treatment has failed and is told by a consultant that her cancer has spread further.
“I also know she has a strong support network with my family.”
The otherwise healthy bank manager was unaware she had advanced stage 4 cancer and only sought help after feeling a simple stomach ache late last year. was.
Shocked to find out she had colon cancer, she has campaigned for the NHS Fit Test age to be lowered and said that if she had taken the test at 30, she would have been ‘in this situation now’. It wouldn’t have happened,” he argues.
A fit test, commonly given to people over the age of 60, is a stool sample that checks for signs of colon cancer.
As the number of 25- to 30-year-olds diagnosed with colorectal cancer is increasing, countries such as Australia are calling for lowering the standard age at which fit tests are offered.
What are the signs of colon cancer?
Bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer, affects the large intestine, which consists of the colon and rectum.
Such tumors usually arise from precancerous growths called polyps.
- bleeding from below
- blood in stool
- Change in bowel habits lasting at least 3 weeks
- unexplained weight loss
- extreme unexplained fatigue
- stomach ache
In most cases, there is no clear cause, but the risk is increased if:
- Over 50
- have a family history of the condition
- have a history of intestinal polyps
- suffer from an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease
- lead an unhealthy life
Treatment usually includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
More than 9 out of 10 patients with stage 1 colorectal cancer are alive more than 5 years after diagnosis.
This is significantly reduced if diagnosed at a later stage.
According to UK colon cancer statistics, more than 41,200 people in the UK are diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
According to the National Cancer Institute, it affects about 40 people per 100,000 adults in the United States each year.
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