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.

Thursday, June 30, 2005


Admitted for Oopherectomy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Still carrying on with the 3 weekly pamidronate. I don’t seem to have any side effects from this now, thank goodness.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Pre Op assessment

Pre Op assessment Sonning Ward. The date of my Oopherectomy (removal of Ovaries) is booked for 1 July 2005.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Leg is still pain free

Still continuing to see the Pranic Healer, now on a weekly basis. I always feel so much better for having seen him and my leg is still pain free.

Friday, June 10, 2005

MacMillan Nurses

First visit by the MacMillan Nurses. My care has been passed over from the Breast Care Nurse to the MacMillan Nurses. It almost makes me feel that this is the end of the road but then that road could be a very long one!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Must be Fate

Went into work today to hand in another sickness certificate and to catch up with everyone. I just happened to mention the German Clinic and a colleague said she had also heard about this same clinic from the same person Sarah had mentioned because she used to be an old next door neighbour. Well you could have knocked me down with a feather. This is fate, I was so meant to find out about this clinic one way or another.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Clinic in Germany

Sarah rang me this evening to let me know about a friend of hers who has been suffering with cancer and has been visiting a clinic in Germany. She has had great success with the treatment out there and is now in remission although was only given a year to live in this country. Sarah has given me her telephone number and I shall try giving her a ring to find out some more.