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.

Sunday, May 27, 2001

sort of OK

Woke up feeling okay but soon deteriorated and started throwing up by the afternoon.

Saturday, May 26, 2001

not too bad

Feel sick and tired but not too bad.

Friday, May 25, 2001

Hats & Scarves

2nd Chemo. Still carrying on with the cold cap even though my hair is falling out. It seems to be falling out mostly from the crown, therefore I can get away with wearing hats and scarves.

Get the point

Hair starting to fall out (and not just on my head!)

Start Zoladex injections which are to be administered every four weeks. Blimey, you should see the size of the needle. It’s enough to make your eyes water!

Friday, May 18, 2001

Ridiculous wigs

Day trip to a wig shop in Camberley. Julie has treated me to a day out at Camberley. What a laugh we had. I tried on numerous wigs and they all looked ridiculous. We couldn’t stop laughing. Looks like I’ll have to wait to see the NHS ones when I’ve lost some hair.

Monday, May 14, 2001


Had a visit by the BBC Personnel department. They have been fantastic and have really made me feel at ease.

Saturday, May 12, 2001

Latest ...

Feel much better, sickness has gone as have other symptoms.

Monday, May 07, 2001


Sick, constipated, tired and now have heartburn. Great!!

Sunday, May 06, 2001

Fed up

Starting to feel really sick and tired.

Saturday, May 05, 2001

Not so good

Feeling a little nauseous and tired but not too bad.

Friday, May 04, 2001

First chemo

Started my first chemo known as FEC (5FU, Epirubicin and cyclophosphamide). Also decided to give the cold cap a go seeing as my hair is going to fall out.