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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, January 10, 2007

Cancer Clinic appointment/Email to the Leonardis

Didn't see my usual Oncologist today, maybe she is avoiding me after our chat at the last appointment. Asked the Onc who I saw, if we could increase the Navelbine dose to 50mg which he agreed but said it was probably too late to change the dose for today's treatment. I asked how many more treatments I would expect to have and he said that this particular chemo is divided into two doses, therefore two doses equals one cycle. Ordinarly you will get 6 cycles of a chemo so I could possibly carry on with Navelbine up to 12 doses every three weeks. This chemo is a long old haul.

Emailed the German clinic tonight to inform them of the tumour marker test results, inform them of the Navelbine dose increase and query whether Clodronate is okay. I also asked when would be a suitable date to visit for a scan to see how effective this treatment has been.


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