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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.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Keeping the UK Onc informed

I feel it is necessary to keep the my UK Onc completely informed of all proposals made by the Germany Oncologist. The UK Onc reiterated that there is nothing that will stop the spread of cancer completely but something to slow it down.

I mentioned that Dr Jacob had suggested that I start a course of chemo called Xeloda and the UK Onc said that this was one of the chemo’s that I would be offered here also.

We discussed the possibility of me getting Herceptin in the UK, as I said previously the problem is that my tumour was HER2 negative and therefore would indicate that I would not benefit from Herceptin. I gave her photocopies of the German Chemo Sensitivity test results which concluded that I had receptors in my blood for Herceptin. She said that she would get her team to check through them and let me know at my next visit on 28th October whether they could use these results to secure me treatment with Herceptin.


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