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What is it like to fight for one’s life, at the same time expecting a new, unborn life growing in one’s womb? This is the greatest challenge ever. About 300 Polish women diagnosed with cancer every year are pregnant. Kulczyk Foundation, an international organization headed by Dominika Kulczyk helps to renovate an outpatient clinic for those who are combating cancer!

We are supporting the Rak’n’Roll Foundation, that does their utmost to make expecting mothers facing a dreadful disease enjoy their life!

At the  Rak’n’Roll Foundation we met normal girls whom the fate has put to a severe test. We also met an amazing doctor Giermek who was not afraid to give them hope. For 21 years, Doctor Giermek has been achieving therapeutic outcomes deemed quite unbelievable by many experts. Although many doctors recommend an abortion as a precondition to put patients on anticancer treatment, the Fundacja Rak’n’Roll Foundation keeps saying that based on the achievements of Doctor Giermek, in fact you can “combine” cancer with pregnancy. It is important however that a woman takes a well-informed decision based on medical consultations.

The founder of the Rak’n’Roll Foundation: in 2004 when Magda was 27, she was diagnosed with a bilateral breast cancer, diagnosed at a fairly advanced stage. When Magda was a teenager, she lost her father, and then her mother – both died of cancer. She still recalled how badly her mother suffered and tolerated treatment. That is why she refused chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Magda had her tumors extracted, and then she went for two-year nonconventional treatment. She took the decision to undergo hospital treatment only when she met her future husband, Bartek.

But after her first surgery it turned out she was pregnant. She had consultations with many doctors in Poland and abroad. Most of them insisted on abortion before being put to treatment. Magda did not consider this option. Finally she was referred to the Cancer Center in Warsaw, under the care of doctor Giermek. He started treating her, keeping the pregnancy. 

Magda was put on chemotherapy and she gave birth to a healthy son. In 2009 she founded the  Rak’n’Roll Foundation with the aim of promoting the knowledge that you actually can live with a cancer and even give life to new beings. From the moment of getting diagnosed, Magda lived for as many as 8 years. Several times she underwent chemotherapy. She passed away in 2012, in the age of 35, because of metastases to her liver and bones. Magda would probably be still alive, had she been diagnosed earlier and had she decided to go for hospital treatment from the very outset.

where we are

We provided funds for renovation of rooms at the outpatient clinic of the Maria Skłodowska Curie Memorial Cancer Center in Warsawin the amount of PLN 100,000

    im warto pomóc

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    Monika Dąbrowska Member of the Board of the Rak’n’Roll Foundation

    Monika got colorectal cancer in 2004. At that time she had two small kids and was just starting to fulfil herself professionally and as an artist. Directly after completing chemotherapy she was informed she was pregnant. Even though her doctors claimed she would not get pregnant after such treatment. It was quite obvious for her and for her husband that they wanted to keep the child and yet they were afraid her daughter might be sick and that she might have a relapse. But those concerns proved unfounded: Maja was born as a healthy baby and after several years Monika gave birth to yet another daughter.

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    Ania Wolińska A beneficiary of the Rak’n’Roll Foundation

    When Ania detected a lump in her breast, doctors decided it was benign and decide to remove it. At a control checkup it turned out she was in early pregnancy. Having learnt this, her doctors refused to perform the surgery and referred her to the Oncology Center in Warsaw. There, it was diagnosed that the tumor was malicious. Doctor Jerzy Giermek, with 20 years’ experience in treating pregnant women with cancer, took Ania under his care. While being pregnant she underwent mastectomy and chemotherapy and in early 2016 she gave birth to a healthy son: Kubuś.

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    PhD Jerzy Giermek For 20 years he has been treating pregnant women with cancer

    Doctor Jerzy is the Head of the Medical Treatment Ward of the Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic at the Maria Curie Skłodowska Memorial Cancer Center in Warsaw. Also, he is one of the pioneers of cancer treatment in pregnant women. Thanks to his support, sick mothers have given birth to over 50 healthy children so far. The oldest boy is now 18. In his office, he keeps an album with photos of all the babies that were born as a result of the treatment he prescribed for their mothers. The patients state that those photos give them power to struggle the disease and hope that they will win the fight.

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