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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, March 08, 2006

5th visit to Leonardis Klinik

Flew out to Germany yesterday and had Samarium treatment today. Felt a little woozy but not too bad. Had a chat with Dr Jacob this afternoon. Mentioned the problems I was having with my fingers and feet. She said my eyes also. I have been having problems with my eyes recently but just put that down to being over tired. She said this was most definitely a side effect of the chemo. She has suggested reducing the chemo (capecitabine) to 1000mg in the morning and 1000mg in the evening (currently taking 1800 in the morning and 1800 in the evening) and have a 10 day break in between cycles. She said she does not want to change the treatment regime at the moment, and said “we should continue to back the winning horse”. While things appear to be improving, she does not think it wise to make any changes apart from reducing the chemo dosage. She feels it is better to be able to carry on with the chemo at a lower dosage with fewer side effects than continue at a higher dosage and then have to discontinue through intolerance.

The chemo sensitivity test showed that there were other chemos that would help but she does not want to change the regime at the moment because it appears to be working well. The other chemos would be used if it was found that the current regime had stopped working.


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