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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, August 11, 2006


I've been suffering with a headache on my leftside on and off for a few weeks now, so when I went to clinic today for my monthly appointment and Pamidronate, I asked the Onc if this was anything to worry about. I know that I have a tumour in my neck on the left handside and wondered if that was connected or worse that I was getting a brain tumour!!! Anyway the Onc put my mind at rest that this was bone pain causing the headaches. It's hard not to worry when you get different aches and pains especially when they leave it up to you to report anything unusual. I had also heard recently that brain mets can come from breast cancer.

Treatment went okay although new port was still playing up but will have to see what happens in another 4 weeks.


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