wigs to wishes.org.uk

The “Dawn Hughes Wigs to Wishes Fund” has been set up to enable me to receive further treatment at an Oncology Clinic in Germany where they have had a high success rate in stopping the spread of Cancer in patients and giving them the best possible chance of remission. The Berkshire Cancer Centre have informed me that there is little chance of my Cancer going into remission with the treatment available in this country.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a wife and mother of 3 young children, Matthew 13, Ellie 10 and Freddie 6. I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2001 at the age of 36. Following Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, I was in remission until a chance MRI scan in Feb 2005 for an unrelated problem, detected that the Cancer had returned. I was then diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer. The likely prognosis given in February was 18 months to 5 years. I then had to undergo aggressive Chemotherapy, but following the results of a recent bone scan, it was found that the Cancer is still spreading. The treatment in Germany will cost thousands of pounds and for most people like myself, the opportunity for this is a dream. Many of my Family and Friends want to make this dream a reality and are making tremendous fund raising efforts, because without them, I would not be able to seek the treatment that I so obviously need and which is not being offered in this country.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Bad news !

Appointment with Mr Courtney – I have breast cancer! I’ve been booked in for a lumpectomy on 10/4/01 and also to have some lymph nodes removed for testing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

appointment with Mr Courtney

My first appointment with Mr Courtney. Had a needle test which took sample fluid from the lump. This was sent off for tests and I was then sent for a mammogram whilst we waited for the sample test results. Mr Courtney was able to confirm that there were cancer cells in the sample taken and that he would need to carry out a further test which would take tissue samples surrounding the lump. The results for this will take a week.

I feel a little dazed by all this because I can’t quite believe that it could be breast cancer even though my mum had it 8 years ago.