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.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Encouraging Results from PET scan

Flew out to the Leonardis Klinik with Zoe yesterday for 4th visit. Had lots of blood taken which will be sent off for various tests including the chemosensitivity test.

Had a PET scan today, which was very encouraging. The cancer in the lymph nodes in my chest has completely gone. There is a reduction of the tumours in my spine but the tumour in my pelvis appears to have changed. On the whole, the situation is better. I even got to bring home a copy of the scan on disk.

Rang the family to update them on the good news today. Was told that the Daily Mail article didn’t appear but was apparently featured on their website.


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