Future bride told that she had terminal stomach cancer, claims that an aerosol spray keeps her alive

A bride in the making who was told that she had terminal cancer claims that a revolutionary aerosol spray is keeping her alive.

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Amelia Page discovered that she had aggressive stomach cancer in January, shortly after she celebrated her 30th birthday.

Doctors gave the former teaching assistant only a few months to live and warned that the disease had spread to her ovaries, colon, pelvis and kidneys.

Hoping to find a cure, Mrs. Page has now been included in a study into a treatment that sprays chemotherapy drugs directly onto the cancer with the help of keyhole surgery. She receives this treatment in addition to the traditional chemo.

And now Mrs. Page claims she is not scattered like that & # 39; and surgeons hope that she will eventually be able to remove her disease.

Amelia Page discovered that she had aggressive stomach cancer in January, shortly after celebrating her 30th birthday (pictured with her fiancée Luke)

Amelia Page discovered that she had aggressive stomach cancer in January, shortly after celebrating her 30th birthday (pictured with her fiancée Luke)

Doctors gave the former assistant assistant months to live, warning that the disease had spread to her ovaries, intestines, pelvis and kidneys (recently pictured with her newborn niece)
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Doctors gave the former assistant assistant months to live, warning that the disease had spread to her ovaries, intestines, pelvis and kidneys (recently pictured with her newborn niece)

Doctors gave the former assistant assistant months to live, warning that the disease had spread to her ovaries, intestine, pelvis and kidneys (recently pictured with her newborn niece)

Mrs. Page told me Daily message: & # 39; Everything seems to be going well, which is a bit different than what I was originally told.

& # 39; Chemotherapy goes through your bloodstream, but with this they spray the cancer with a spray through a viewing operation.

& # 39; They've made pictures of my inside and you can see the difference from when I first started. My ovaries are less swollen and the cancer has decreased. & # 39;

She said: & # 39; everything is going in the right direction & # 39 ;, and adds: & # 39; I am not as scattered as it was when I was first diagnosed.

& # 39; They are very happy with how they are doing and said that because I am responding so well that I can continue. & # 39;

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Ms page, who lived in Dubai until recently, said: & # 39; There is currently no end date. It all depends on so many different factors.

Weeks after her diagnosis, Luke suggested Skinnader, the then friend of Page, on the beach at Llanddona, Anglesey

Weeks after her diagnosis, Luke suggested Skinnader, the then friend of Page, on the beach at Llanddona, Anglesey

Weeks after her diagnosis, Luke suggested Skinnader, the then friend of Page, on the beach at Llanddona, Anglesey

Mrs. Page told the Daily Post: & # 39; Everything seems to be going well, which is a little different than what I was originally told & # 39; (photo in hospital with Luke)

Mrs. Page told the Daily Post: & # 39; Everything seems to be going well, which is a little different than what I was originally told & # 39; (photo in hospital with Luke)

Mrs. Page told the Daily Post: & # 39; Everything seems to be going well, which is a little different than what I was originally told & # 39; (photo in hospital with Luke)

The couple, who originally had plans to tie a knot in Las Vegas, will get married in Donegal in Ireland in September (see photo together)
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The couple, who originally had plans to tie a knot in Las Vegas, will get married in Donegal in Ireland in September (see photo together)

The couple, who originally had plans to tie a knot in Las Vegas, will get married in Donegal in Ireland in September (see photo together)

& # 39; But if it continues as it is now, the cancer will get smaller and smaller and hopefully they will be able to remove what's left. & # 39;

Ms Page returned to the UK to visit her family in Gaerwen, Anglesey for Christmas when her doctor's test results returned to Dubai.

The results showed that she had ovarian cancer, but that was secondary to the primary illness in her stomach.

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She is said to be one of only three people in the UK undergoing PIPAC intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy under pressure.

The treatment is given in addition to regular chemotherapy that she receives at Ysbyty (hospital) Gwynedd in Bangor, Wales.

HOW CAN AN AEROSOL CANCER TREAT?

The aerosol treatment does not work by inhalation. The technology was developed in 2013 by researchers in Germany.

Although it is still being tested, it has yielded promising results against cancers in the stomach – where the treatment is being applied.

Surgeons must make an incision in the patient's abdomen. Two pumps are inserted to deliver the experimental treatment.

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The doctors then inject air to make an artificial cavity, which is needed to give PIPAC therapy.

Once the two pumps are in place, the chemotherapy is released into the inflated cavity and left behind.

Surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses must leave the operating room to prevent inhalation or exposure to leaks.

After 30 minutes, the product is extracted by a powerful miniature pump and the incisions are closed.

Oncologists claim that it reduces side effects because the chemotherapy drugs do not circulate through the patient's blood.

The aerosol treatment does not work by inhalation and is only given by surgery. The technology was developed in 2013 by researchers in Germany.

Although it is still being tested, it has yielded promising results against abdominal cancers, where the treatment is applied immediately.

Surgeons must make an incision in the patient's abdomen prior to the procedure and then two pumps are inserted to deliver the experimental treatment.

The doctors then inject air to make an artificial cavity, which is needed to give PIPAC therapy. Once the two pumps are in place, the chemotherapy is released into the inflated cavity and left behind.

Surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses must leave the operating room to prevent inhalation or exposure to leaks. After 30 minutes, the product is extracted by a powerful miniature pump and the incisions are closed.

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Oncologists claim that it reduces side effects – a common problem reported by patients on chemotherapy – because the powerful drugs do not have to circulate through the patient's blood.

Weeks after her diagnosis, Luke suggested Skinnader, the then friend of Page, on the beach at Llanddona, Anglesey.

The couple, who originally had plans to tie a knot in Las Vegas, will get married in Donegal in Ireland in September.

& # 39; We have decided to have a small wedding in Donegal in Ireland, where Luke is from, and then we will go to Dubai to celebrate there & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; We are so excited about the wedding, I can't wait to become his wife. It will be fun. & # 39;

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She added: & # 39; My whole view of life has totally changed. I am so relaxed and learned that I don't have to be busy all the time to be successful and happy.

& # 39; I no longer put so much pressure on myself. I just do what makes me feel good.

& # 39; Now I feel like I've accomplished something when I've just seen my family, spent time with Luke, or just walked around with the dog. & # 39;

Ms. Page hopes to one day beating her stomach cancer, which affects around 6,600 people in the UK every year.

She dreams of becoming a vegan cook or a nurse after experiencing firsthand how & # 39; amazing & # 39; they are all.

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Colon cancer UK says it & # 39; several years & # 39; PIPAC will be reviewed by NICE, an agency that approves medicines for use on the NHS.

For the time being, patients only have access to treatment via trials. It is thought that it is given to cancer patients every six to eight weeks.

WHAT IS STOMACH CANCER?

Stomach cancer or stomach cancer is a relatively unusual form of cancer that affects around 6,600 people in the UK every year.

The first symptoms of stomach cancer are vague and easy to confuse with other less serious conditions

They include: heartburn or indigestion that does not go away, a lot of penalties, no appetite, and feeling full after eating just a little.

Other possible symptoms are pain in the upper part of the abdomen, losing weight, being sick, swallowing, blood in the stools, feeling tired and sometimes getting out of breath due to anemia.

Because the early symptoms are similar to many disorders, stomach cancer is often progressed by the time it is diagnosed

Source: NHS Choices and Macmillan

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