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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, November 24, 2005

Updating the Leonardis Klinik

Felt okay today and managed to go to work.

Spoke with Dr Draczynski at the Leonardis Klinik. I wanted to update him on recent events. He was disappointed that I had not started on the Xeloda. I explained that they were holding off because my white blood count had been low. He said that they could give me Granocyte or Neupogen to stimulate the white cells. (As usual nothing has been offered to me to support my immune system during the treatments.) He said that it was important to start this chemo regime in conjunction with the Herceptin. When I mentioned that there might be something on the liver, he asked if they had checked my tumour markers. Unfortunately they don’t seem to do this at the RBH. He said that if there is a lesion on the liver, I would possibly need to add to the chemo regime already suggested. As he is not an Oncologist (but very knowledgeable all the same), he is going to speak with Dr Jacob tomorrow and call me back to discuss the situation.


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