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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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

10% reduction of chemo dosage

Feet are looking much better and the toe infection seems to be subsiding. Onc has given go ahead to start the next chemo cycle but at a 10% reduction of the dose. I also mentioned that the Piriton was making me too tired and they have suggested a tablet which I had to pay a prescription charge for. Spoke with the chemo nurses and they think I should be okay to go without the antihistamine. They’ve put a note on my treatment sheet for the next Herceptin to ask the Onc whether I can stop using it? The chemo nurses said that they have had other patients on Herceptin who do not now take the antihistamine.

The antihistamine tablet kicked in when I got home around 5pm so I went to bed for 4 hours. Bit much really but I just couldn't help it! I still managed to have a normal nights sleep as well.


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