Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wunderbar! German Docs Give Cancer Gran New Hope

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wunderbar! German Docs Give Cancer Gran New Hope

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THE daughter of a woman with terminal cancer who was 'written off' by UK doctors says potentially life-saving treatment in Germany has had a 'profound effect' on her mum in just three weeks.

Two months ago, Pauline Gahan, from Denton, was given the devastating news that she had stomach cancer - and that it had already spread to her liver, lungs, oesophagus and lymphnodes.

Doctors told the 60-year-old that there was nothing they could do for her, and her only option was palliative chemotherapy, which would not cure her but would keep her comfortable for as long as possible.

Her family refused to accept this, and immediately set to work on researching alternative types of treatment.

They came across a facility in Germany named Hallwang Clinic which offered a form of immunotherapy not available on the NHS.

The clinic had many success stories, but treatment came at a price and a fundraising campaign was launched to raise some of the cash towards the bill.

Pauline's daughter Lisa, 35, says her mum is now back home following her first three-week stint of immunotherapy at Hallwang, and is due to return next week to continue her treatment.

She said that when office manager Pauline first travelled to the clinic, she was so weak she was couldn't walk, shower or dress herself, and had to lifted up in bed so she could have a drink. Now, three weeks on, she is able to do everything without assistance. …

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