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, August 14, 2005

Individually tailored treatment

Spoke with Sarah’s friend this evening to find out more about the Leonardis Klinik. She speaks very highly of the Leonardis and says that the treatment is individually tailored. She has been told that they are trying to get rid of all the cancer in order to enable her to live long enough for there to be a cure. I think we are both aware that this isn’t something that can be cured but if it at least gives us more time, it has to be a good thing.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Chemosensitivity test

Reply from the Leonardis Klinik. They’ve suggested a chemosensitivity test on my blood to see what kind of chemotherapies I’m reacting to and a possible stay at the clinic for 2-3 weeks at a cost of 800 Euros a night. Blimey, the treatment doesn’t come cheap!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Appointment with Oncologist. The bone scan results were not as good as I was expecting, especially as I have been feeling so good. The picture is slightly worse, ie there has been more disease progression. I feel as if all that suffering during the chemo has been for nothing but the Onc did say that I could have been looking at a worse picture than this if it were not for the chemo. I’m likely to be looking at more chemo later in the year and possibly a bone scan in 6-12 months. I’m gutted.

Everyone has now started saying that I must start looking into the German Clinic.