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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.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Therapy Plan for next 3 months

Final meeting with Dr Jacob before flying home today. Dr Jacob has written another Therapy Plan for me to follow at home. It lists all the treatments I should be receiving including the dosage. Dr Jacob has also suggested two further supplements to add to the list. Those being Omega 3 and Shark Cartilage. I should return in 3 months for another bone scan and then 6 months for a PET scan. My bone marrow will be checked towards the end of the year. She also mentioned that I should get tumour marker checks for MCA and TPA. (Never heard of these before but will have to ask the UK Onc.) Finally, I should also continue with the Thymoject injections for which they have given me a 3 month supply including syringes and needles because I have to inject these myself. I also asked her about continuing with the chemo and Samarium. She felt that it would be okay for me to do so but insisted that I get weekly blood counts to keep an eye.


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