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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.

Monday, February 20, 2006

GP appointment

Woke up feeling a little ill today and also my toes are looking very sore and infected. Went to see my GP and got some antibiotics. She said that I may have an ingrown toe nail and if the antibiotics don’t clear this up I will need to go back and see about having some of the toenail cut. I also spoke with the GP about the fact that I am missing some scan results from my Medical Records and have tried contacting the Medical Records Dept without much success. She was able to print out a copy of the scan results from a central database. Talk about 1st class service, unlike the Medical Records Dept.

The scan result did give some shocking reading. When I went to see my Oncologist back in August 05 to get these results she said that there had been a slight increase in the disease but from this scan report it appears that it was more extensive than I was told.

Dawn Mcgowan kindly hosted a coffee morning today and raised £217. Fantastic. My thanks go to Dawn and everyone that came along and contributed. As I’m partial to chocolate cake, Carly's cake was particularly nice.


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