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, October 05, 2005

Results of PET scan

Flew out to Germany with Julie for my PET scan and further consultation with Dr Jacob following the results of the Chemo sensitivity testing and the bone marrow puncture.

Had to leave the Leonardis Klinik at 5am today for the PET scan in Stuttgart. It was a three hour drive and the appointment was for 8.30am. Had an injection which made me feel a little woozy and then had to lie down for an hour before the scan. The scan took about an hour and then within 15-20 mins I was in the Consultant’s office going through the scan results. Amazing really considering it takes weeks in the UK before you get any results and even then you’re not allowed to see them! Had a bit of disappointment as it was found that the cancer has spread to my lymph nodes in my chest which I was not aware of.


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