Robyn's journey to beat Cancer

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Robyn's journey to be Cancer free

Manawatu / Whanganui

Robyn was diagnosed with stage 2 triple positive invasive ductal breast cancer 3 weeks ago. She requires immediate chemotherapy treatment which is starting 20th Dec 23, followed by surgery and ongoing radiation.

She did everything right in July when she noticed 2 lumps. She went for an ultrasound and was told they were firboadenomas which aren't harmful. When they changed late October and she noticed new lumps she went back to her Dr who then referred her for another ultrasound and biopsy. 2 of the lumps come back as positive for cancer. It has also spread to her lymph node at this point.

Due to the aggressiveness of her cancer she has just undergone egg preservation and is about to start round 1 of 6 chemo sessions.

Unfortunately she needs a drug called pertuzumab which is not funded in Aotearoa.

Her oncologist has said this drug increases pathological complete response rates by about 10% from a baseline of 40% for triple receptor positive disease. Achieving a pathCR strongly predicts for an individual having a higher long term disease free survival (cure rate).

She needs this drug for the last 3 rounds of chemo starting 21st Feb 23.

Robyn never asks for help and is always the one helping others with whatever life throws at them. It would be great if we can all get behind her in her time of need.

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This money will be used for an unfunded drug (pertuzumab) to give her the best chances of being cured. Any funds given above the amount needed for the treatment will be used to help us while I'm off work caring for Robyn.

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Drum roll please  1 June 2024

Results are in.....

Robyn is now considered to be in Complete remission. The pathology results showed no signs of cancer. This means that the chemotherapy completely killed the tumors. No signs of cancer have been found in the breast tissue or lymph nodes that were removed. She now moves onto 6 months of treatment to ensure any leftover cancer cells are wiped out. We are beyond happy with this news, it has made the hard times through chemo all worth it. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

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This campaign started on 19 Dec 2023 and ends on 16 Aug 2024.