Sharon talks to Wessex FM

Sharon Solomon has courageously used her personal experience of cholangiocarcinoma to raise awareness in the Dorset area. In an interview with Wessex FM, Sharon described her own journey through her diagnosis of CC, her surgery, and now as she waits for the results of further tests. Many thanks go to Sharon for this massive boost to CC awareness and the work of AMMF. The interview was broadcast th...

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Helen says, “I’m lucky” …

Helen Tanner of Barnstaple, had never heard of cholangiocarcinoma until she was diagnosed with it in 2010. Initially, she didn't feel particularly ill; the only indication that something might be awry were a "couple of strange symptoms which didn't feel quite right."  As we know, CC can be very difficult to detect and is often diagnosed too late for surgery, which is currently the only treatment availab...

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CC between Robbie and Mick …

Day 15 of Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, and CC gets another radio airing - this time sandwiched between Robbie Williams and the Rolling Stones on BBC Essex! AMMF's Helen Morement was interviewed by Etholle George on the Dave Monk morning programme - another great chance to raise the awareness of CC,  AMMF and its work, and to talk about the CChallenge. To hear the interview, click here,  and g...

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Nicola’s Tribute

During February, Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, we have been having a Guest Post each day on AMMF's Facebook page.  Today's was by Nicola Orthmani and she described it as, "A loving daughter's CC journey from right by her Father's side from beginning to a devastating end…" To read this very moving tribute to her father, Charlie Allum, and the description of the journey CC took them on, please cli...

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Transplantation – current thoughts

Dr Shahid Khan of Imperial College London, recently commented (Jan 2012) on the current situation re liver transplantation for CC : “Liver transplantation for CC has been performed but resulted in poor outcomes with early cancer recurrence and high death rates and so is not performed by most centres worldwide. However, transplantation may become an option again in the future, as we have seen data from ...

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10 mins on BBC Radio Leeds (nearly!)

On Monday, 6th February, Day 6 of Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, CC got almost 10 minutes air time on BBC Radio Leeds! Malcolm Robinson and Helen Morement were interviewed by Wes Butters on his morning programme that promises to "get West Yorkshire talking".  Malcolm described his personal experience of CC, and both were able to mention AMMF and its work.  A great awareness raising opportunity - m...

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New! Donate by text message

At AMMF we are doing all we can to raise awareness and to encourage and support research into cholangiocarcinoma.  But we can’t do it without your help.  There are several ways to donate – on line via AMMF’s Justgiving page, or by cheque, but now you can also donate by text message.  Using JustTextGiving couldn’t be simpler. Your message must include the code AMMF 12 followed by the amount you...

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Marcella raises awareness!

AMMF supporter, Marcella Smith, who lost her husband Stewart to CC just last September, has vowed to do all she can to help raise the awareness of this ruthless disease. Two days in to Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, 2nd February,  she did just that - listen to her moving interview on Annie Othen's programme on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire. To hear the interview, click here - Marcella's inter...

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AMMF, CC and the Yorkshire Post!

Awareness Month got off to an excellent start with several press and radio interviews lined up, including one for the Daily Express. AMMF supporter and campaigner, Malcolm Robinson, was interviewed by the Yorkshire Post, and it was a real boost to the campaign to have the article appear in that paper on 1st February.   Many thanks to Malcolm for sharing his inspirational story. To read the story, cl...

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CC Awareness Month Press Release

AMMF has now circulated a press release throughout the UK, announcing that this coming February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, and launching the charity's new CChallenge for 2012.  To download the press release, click here                 AMMF press release_Jan12  

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