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Public urged to ‘dig deep’ to fund life saving treatment for Arnold police officer

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The family of a terminally-ill police officer from Arnold is urging people to dig deep to help fund potentially life-saving treatment. 

Sgt Phil Hogg, who has worked for Nottinghamshire Police for 29 years, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July last year and was told that he only had months to live.

Phil, supported by his wife Adele and two children Robert, 26, and Madeleine, 15, was determined to fight the disease and sought further advice from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

He underwent significant surgery towards the end of last year and travels from his home in Arnold every fortnight to receive chemotherapy since December 2015.

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While the latest scan has shown no growth or spread of the cancer, the side effects are increasing and there is concern that further treatment may be less effective.

Further research has now given the family hope. The Hallwang Clinic in Germany, a private oncology clinic, offers Immunotherapy Treatment – a treatment not available in the UK. They are confident that they can get Phil into remission.

As a result, Phil and his family have launched a ‘Go Fund Me’ page to try to raise around £60,000 for the treatment to prolong his life.

Phil’s wife Adele, said: “I want to launch this charity page in the hope that I can get support from people who feel that they can make a small donation, which means that Phil can get to spend more time with our family, but more importantly, could put his cancer into remission and change a very poor prognosis into a positive one.

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“Phil has served as a police officer for 29 years and was looking forward to his retirement. Our son is a soldier in the British Army and our daughter is a promising footballer currently signed as a goalkeeper with Doncaster Rovers Belles.

“We are proud people but desperately want Phil to be around to see them grow up, so any money that you can spare would be greatly appreciated.”

You can donate to Phil’s fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/2mxsckk

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