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, May 04, 2005

Enough is Enough

They’ve stopped the chemotherapy! I was supposed to have 6 sessions but when I mentioned the hand and foot problem to the Oncologist she said enough was enough. She felt that the chemo was causing more harm than good and had decided to stop it. I nearly jumped out of my seat with relief, well, before I thought about the consequences of not continuing with the treatment. The Onc said that I had done well to have 4 sessions of the chemo as some people don’t even get past the 1st without problems. The Onc said that I would carry on with the Pamidronate up to a year, have my Ovaries removed and then change to Arimidex from Tamoxifen and then another bone scan in a few months time. I walked out of her office on air. It was such a relief not to be having any more chemo, although who knows what the future holds.