Giselle's cancer treatment fund

For: Giselle Chamberlain
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Organizer: Giselle Chamberlain
Giselle's cancer treatment fund (Giselle Chamberlain)
of £100,000 goal
49% Complete
Raised by 773 donors

The Story

So as lots of you know I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2014, an aggressive form of breast cancer which is notoriously difficult to treat. Having had surgery, chemo and radiotherapy in 2014/2015 I had no detectable cancer in my body... But in 2016, after headaches and visual disturbances I had a seizure and a large tumour was found in my brain - my breast cancer had spread. I had major brain surgery in Oct 2016 followed by radiotherapy and thought I was all clear. However, more brain tumours are back and growing and I have now been given the option of whole brain radiotherapy which is my last option left on the NHS; this will only slow the growth and give me more time... However, there are more options available which I'm aware of through my scientific background and links to various oncologists - I have reason to believe that treatment with immunotherapy could be really beneficial for me, and/or platinum therapy and proton beam therapy... Unfortunately none of these are available to me on the NHS at this point! Hence I am in the position of asking my wonderful friends and family for help to raise some money so I can access one or possibly more of these cutting-edge treatments.  I would be so amazingly grateful for any amount you can spare, however small. The first treatment could be as much as £15,000 and this could start within the next 2 weeks and it could run into over £100,000 per year. Everything will help! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts. Giselle, Dom, Luke and Oscar. So time to add an update I think - I've spent ages adding one which has disappeared so here we go again!! The last year or so (or 3!) have been tough on me and the family, - major brain surgery last year took a lot of getting over (see new pic!) and several rounds of different radiotherapy are taking their toll.. I'll keep going if it gets rid of those pesky cells!! So today I have my last whole brain radiotherapy treatment of 10 weekdays in a row! It's been tough and I'm totally wiped out..So so tired..  Also as I'm on steroids it's making my face puffy and the mask I have to wear is sooooo tight! (see pic!), it leaves an imprint on my face. But in the scheme of things... it's not that bad! So my oncologist has presented my case at an international meeting this week and is very up on what we should do next, which treatment I should try etc - I'm due a meeting this week or next where I'm hoping to find out when I can start and how much it may cost!! Suffice to say, thanks to you lovely lot I have enough to at least get started and I guess we'll keep going and take it from there... Thank you all once again, we are blown away by people's generosity!!

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