Mother opens up on cancer battle and being given months to live

A brave mother-of-two has detailed her heartbreaking battle with cancer after she was given just months to live following a misdiagnosis of her illness after feeling tired.

Chanelle Moles, 34, from Fremantle in , was given the devastating news she had stage four colon cancer in late 2020.

She’d spent the previous year being told her severe exhaustion was due to low iron, hormone imbalance and post-natal  following the birth of her second child.

Ms Moles said she’d be bedridden for days after simply going for a walk, but thought her tiredness may be due to caring for a young baby and toddler.

‘My fatigue was frustrating, and it was taking a toll on the family and my relationship

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    In July last year her body was unable to keep up with the chemo but scans showed spots on her liver were still there.

    She tried CyberKnife, which uses a robotic radiotherapy device and in a brief glimmer of hope she was told in November her spots had gone and she was in remission.

    But the joy was short lived and just days before last Christmas Ms Moles was told the cancer had now spread to her peritoneal cavity, ovaries and abdomen.

    The young mum was told in February this year she had between six and 18 months to live

    The young mum was told in February this year she had between six and 18 months to live

    Ms Moles says she is a 'fighter' and is determined to defeat her illness

    Ms Moles says she is a ‘fighter’ and is determined to defeat her illness

    She described the news as being ‘yanked back into the nightmare’.

    ‘While everyone was eating (Christmas) ham, I wondered if I was going to be here for Santa’s next flyby,’ she said.

    Then came another surgery where Ms Moles was told all of the cancer would be removed and she’d be left with a ‘clean slate’.

    But sadly when she woke she found out that wasn’t the case and was given just months to live.

    Ms Moles has regularly been updating loved ones on her journey.

    Ms Moles supported by her husband Graham has been promoting a fundraiser to help her undergo potentially lifesaving treatment in the US

    Ms Moles supported by her husband Graham has been promoting a fundraiser to help her undergo potentially lifesaving treatment in the US

    'I have a chance at being able to be here to see my children grow up, to live past 34 years,' the mother said

    ‘I have a chance at being able to be here to see my children grow up, to live past 34 years,’ the mother said

    In what may be her next chance at a long and healthy life the 34-year-old has been accepted to receive peptide replacement therapy in Houston, Texas. 

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    She said she saw the story of another person with cancer who was ‘saved’ after receiving the treatment, despite being given three months to live. 

    ‘I have a chance at being able to be here to see my children grow up, to live past 34 years,’ she said.

    ‘If you can find it in your heart and your means to help, please do. Not just for me, but for my kids. I don’علاج CAR T CELLعلاج CAR T CELL want to leave them, not yet. 

    Ms Moles said she's been putting on a brave face for her children

    Ms Moles said she’s been putting on a brave face for her children

    ‘I love life and I am doing everything I possibly can to fight for mine.’

    In just three days their goal of $150,000 has been reached with Ms Moles sharing her gratitude to Instagram on Saturday.

    ‘This is all so surreal, the nightmare of the past 18 months … that energy has been transformed into such positivity from all your love and kindness,’ she said.

    She will now leave for the US on May 13 to undergo the potentially lifesaving treatment which may take between six and nine months.

    Her family are hoping the nightmare may finally be over. 

    ‘Being told I have a few months left to live certainly knocked me about, but I am a fighter and will not be defeated,’ Ms Moles said. 

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    Ms Moles will jet to the US on May 13 to receive treatment she hopes will put an end to her nightmare

    Ms Moles will jet to the US on May 13 to receive treatment she hopes will put an end to her nightmare

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