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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.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Scan results

Went to my GP this morning for a blood test as the Leonardis wanted to make sure that this was kept an eye on during the first few weeks of chemo. Whilst I was there I asked my GP if she was able to access the MRI scan and X-Ray results, which she was. The X-Ray report read as follows: "Bones are reasonably well mineralized. Note the findings on PET scan. There is early osteoarthritic change in both hips. They can see no convincing evidence of secondary deposit". Both the GP and I found this confusing as obviously the PET scan results showed a large tumour in the left hip. I shall have to wait to speak with Dr Barrett next week.

The MRI scan read: "Small, relatively discrete areas of abnormal signal are seen in the bodies of L2, T8, T6, T5 and T2 which would be consistent with metastases. There is also a probable deposit in the body of C2 extending into the odontoid".

Overall, there doesn't appear to be any fractures which was the reason for having the scans. I shall be forwarding a copy to the Leonardis Klinik.


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