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.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Leonardis recommendations

Leaving the clinic at 10am this morning to fly home so very little time for last minute discussions with the Doctors. They've given me a sheet of recommendations that I can take back to the UK and give a copy to the RBH. Spoke briefly with Dr Jacob and she said that radiotherapy is only necessary if there is a sign of fracture.

I spoke with Dr Barrett at Reading in June concerning the chemo Navelbine so I'm hoping that it will just be a case of organising a start date although I remember she was keen for me to have as long a break as possible between chemos.

We were just in the middle of breakfast this morning when in walks Cher to join George Hamilton! Talk about breakfast with the Stars!!

Just as we were leaving for the airport, Dr D stopped to say goodbye and also reiterated that it was important to start on Navelbine as soon as possible!


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