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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, February 21, 2007

Chemo 7

Didn't see the Oncologist today as the clinic was really busy and they were looking for people who didn't necessarily need to see the Oncologist. I mentioned to the nurse that the only thing I wanted to tell the Onc was that I still had the pain in my left breast. She went off to inform the Onc and then returned and said it had been noted and with that I was fast tracked into the chemo suite which was quite good because I didn't have to wait around for hours for the infusions. Blood picture was good again this week.

Felt fairly okay afterwards. I think the virus that I have been suffering with over the last few weeks has finally gone as I'm feeling much better which is a relief because I thought that maybe the chemo was really kicking in or that worse things were happening!


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