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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.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Agreed to Herceptin

Appointment with UK Onc. Great news, YES, I can have Herceptin on the NHS. I was so happy. Apparently there is a small pre-clinical trial being run in Manchester which is similar to the Chemo Sensitivity test. It is not in widespread use in this country but the German tests have been recognised and therefore their conclusions have been accepted.

I gave them a copy of the bone scan carried out in Germany and asked them if they knew about the cancer in my hip and neck. The UK Onc said that my February bone scan did show a small amount of uptake in the Pelvis and slight possible wear and tear in the neck (degenerative changes). It was more apparent in the July scan that there was an increased uptake in the left Pelvis.

Had an ECG to check my heart as Herceptin can cause heart problems. UK Onc has also suggested a CT scan and a Kidney Function Test.


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