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Lisa Attias

Lisa Attias is crowdfunding

raised of £35,000 target by 197 supporters

Weʼre raising £35,000 to pay for medical fees towards a successful treatment for melanoma (cell-based therapy) not yet available in the UK.

Ringwood, Hampshire, UK

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The melanoma popped up as a tiny multicoloured mark on my right forearm in 2011. I had an immediate biopsy. In 2020, I found a lump under my arm. The cancer had metastasized into lymph nodes. I had surgery a week later.

Fourteen months later, after another CT scan, it had officially become a Stage 4 disease with tumours on my liver. I carried on working full time. I had mistletoe therapy. I had an immunotherapy drug for half a year but the tumours just grew.

The oncology team suggested a clinical trial of another immuno drug and two chemo pills each night. A barrage of side effects became the norm but I was grateful for the drug trial.

I use my juicer for a big glass of fruit and vegetables every morning. Vomiting usually happened later in the day. I cut down on processed food, sugar, dairy and meat. I haven’t drunk alcohol for about seven years. The last CT scan showed the tumours are still growing.


I heard about a cell-based, personalised immunotherapy treatment where a cancer vaccine is made from my own blood.

In Dr Thomas Neßelhut’s lab in Duderstadt, Germany, my cells will be extracted, trained and multiplied to identify my specific cancer to my immune system. Life expectancy from conventional treatments for metastatic melanoma is an average of five years. Dr Neßelhut stated that all of his melanoma patients are still alive. I don't want to die soon from cancer!

It is a tailored treatment based on the condition of each individual’s situation and, unfortunately, is not yet available in the UK. It is very effective for melanoma and prostate cancers, in particular.

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  • Lisa Attias14 days ago
    Lisa Attias

    Lisa Attias

    14 days ago

    Dear friends, my next appointment to have Dendritic Cell Therapy, with two IV low dose check point blockers (with very long names!) is on 08/02 in Germany. The cancer vaccine costs around €6000. Please help me if you are able. Thank you, Lisa x

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  • Lisa Attias8 months ago
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    Lisa Attias

    8 months ago

    Follow my story here: I'm posting on Substack every Tuesday to keep you updated on how I'm getting on.

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    Wendy K

    Jan 13, 2023

    Sending love, and good vibes. Cake soon?


  • Tom


    Jan 10, 2023

    With Love


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    Lucie, Andrea and Gugu.

    Jan 8, 2023

    2018, remembering the good times in Ringwood in the cottage at the bottomof the garden.


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    Dec 13, 2022

    Willing you on!


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    Dec 12, 2022

    Proceeds from inaugural Well-being event at Hale Park, New Forest.


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Lisa Attias

Lisa Attias

Ringwood, Hampshire, UK

I am Lisa. I’m 59, mother of three and grandmother to Zahara. I work with young adults who have special educational needs, near the south coast of the UK. Until things became very challenging, I swam weekly in the sea. Picture of my youngest daughter, Orly.

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