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Monuments Releasing "Memoirs" Single To Raise Money For Cancer Patient

On October 20th, U.K. act Monuments will sell the previously unreleased track "Memoirs" as a special single to raise money for the treatment of a close friend of the band who has recently been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.

Century media comments, "Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP) is a cancer of the appendix and is so rare that it can only be treated by a small number of specialists, none of whom are in the UK. Treatment must be sought internationally, and the costs are likely to exceed tens of thousands of pounds."

Monuments' Adam Swan (bass) explains: "Hi everyone! We will be releasing 'Memoirs' via Bandcamp as of October 20th. All proceeds will be going to our good friend Laura, who recently found out she has a condition called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP), a rare form of cancer of the appendix that affects less than one in a million people. We will be releasing 'Memoirs' to raise money for her as there are very few people in the world who are able to treat this condition and none are in the UK due to its rarity. She will have to travel abroad for the treatment and it will be extremely expensive. There will be a minimum donation of £2 for the track, however it'll be possible to give as much as you want, so please give generously. We would like to give a big shout out to Neema Askari, Joe Garret, John Sprich, James Monteith, Mel Schmidt, Steve Joh and everyone at Century Media for making this possible so quickly. Thank you."

Check out the "Memoirs" trailer below. The band would also like to raise awareness about this condition as it is often misdiagnosed due to its extreme rarity. For further information about PMP, head over to this location.

The band's upcoming tour dates with Jeff Loomis and Stealing Axion are:

20.10.12 (D) Cologne - Euroblast Festival
21.10.12 (UK) Brighton - Audio
22.10.12 (UK) Reading - Sub89
23.10.12 (UK) Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
24.10.12 (UK) Glasgow - Cathouse
25.10.12 (IRL) Dublin - The Village
26.10.12 (UK) Leeds - The Well
27.10.12 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 3
28.10.12 (UK) London - Underworld
29.10.12 (B) Antwerp - Trix
30.10.12 (NL) Kerkrade - The Rock Temple
31.10.12 (D) Muenster - Sputnikhalle
01.11.12 (N) Oslo - Sub Scene
02.11.12 (S) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
05.11.12 (FIN) Helsinki - Tavastia
07.11.12 (DK) Copenhagen - Templet
08.11.12 (D) Berlin - Magnet
09.11.12 (SK) Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
10.11.12 (CZ) Prague - Hoodoo
11.11.12 (H) Budapest - Dürer Kert
12.11.12 (A) Vienna - Arena
13.11.12 (I) Rome - Traffic Club
14.11.12 (I) Legnano - Land Of Live Club

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1. Steve Treweeks writes:

PMP is treatable in the uk. There are specialist centres in Manchester (The Christie Hospital), and in Basingstoke. Both are internationally recognised as centres of excellence in the treatment of and research into this rare condition.
I speak as someone who has PMP and has succefully been treated at Christies.
Best of luck to Laura x

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2. Mark Broughton writes:

If the UK hospitals won't do it then I can highly recommend St Gallen hospital in Switzerland, based on my personal experience the surgeons are highly skilled, and the NHS may cover part of the costs

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3. Steve Treweeks writes:

There are 2 uUK Hospitals that will and do treat it - Christies in Manchester and Basingstoke in London. I know, I was treated in one and know many other Pseudomyxoma survivors who have been treated at the other...

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4. Dawn Green writes:

There are indeed 2 specialist centres in the UK as Steve already commented and as Mark says there are also centres in Europe.
Also this cancer is actually not as rare as stated here in fact many feel it's simply a lack of awareness as a fellow survivor of this cancer in the UK I run a charity to raise awareness.
Laura should seek medical advise in the UK x

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