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.

Monday, April 30, 2001

I had to laugh

Bone scan and Liver ultrasound to check if the cancer has spread. Fortunately these were clear.

Have had to tell the kids about my hair falling out. They were really upset, especially as they were worried about what other people would say!!! I had to laugh really because at least that was their biggest worry.

Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Terrible news

Terrible news – 8 out of the 25 lymph nodes removed have cancer cells in them therefore I’m going to need chemotherapy and radiotherapy, weekly Zoladex injections and daily Tamoxifen tablets. We’re devastated. I feel pretty numb about the whole thing but it’s everyone else who is struggling to accept the news. More importantly though, what do we tell the kids? All I can think is, thank god we had Freddie in time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001


Lumpectomy, Nuffield 1. The operation went well but as this is the Easter weekend, I won’t have the results from the lymph nodes for 2 weeks.