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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, June 27, 2007

Clinic appointment - Pain in liver area!

Clinic appointment at the Berks. Saw my Oncologist for the first time in months. I explained that I have been having a pain in my right side and in my back possibly where the liver is! She said, as she has said in the past, the problem with having two different Oncologists trying to manage my treatment across a continent is going to cause problems. She said she does not have access to scans that are carried out in Germany, yet I know that I have given her copies of scans in the past but have got the impression that they haven't done anything with them. If she wants copies then she should make it clear that they are interested in what is happening when I go to Germany but they don't ask and I have to volunteer the information which I was trying to do at my last appointment when I was practically chucked out of the consulting room for taking up too much time asking questions!

She asked why I had the chemo 5FU in Germany which I said was because the last PET scan showed bone marrow infiltration. Again she said that she did not understand why they gave me the 5FU and I said that I didn't know anymore and did as they thought I should! She said that she would organise a liver ultrasound as this was not a radio active scan she was happy to do this.


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