[cape_town] - Rare cancer sufferer's 'last hope' funding drive

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Local doctors cannot do anything for her any more.

“In September 2014, I discovered I’m a unicorn. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 adrenal cortex carcinoma (ACC). My baby was four months old.

"ACC is an aggressive cancer originating in the cortex of the adrenal gland. ACC is a rare tumour, with incidence of one-two per million people annually.

“I had my left adrenal gland and a 1kg tumour removed, used chemo tablets with no success, had another operation to remove more tissue, then chemo.

"I had the tumour genetically tested to find how to treat it, since it’s so rare and there are no ACC specialists in South Africa. I was treated with everything to see if it could work....

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