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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, September 12, 2007

Giving more blood samples

I've been asked to supply more blood samples to a German laboratory for the Haelan 951 trial that I am participating in. The last set of samples were sent in June, (which I haven't heard about the results yet!) and now they want me to do some more. When I sent the last set of samples, the Leonardis Klinik had supplied me with containers to put the blood vials in but this time I don't have any so I have asked if I can supply the blood on my next trip to the Leonardis Klinik in October. Still waiting for a reply to find out if this is suitable.

I am now on approximately bottle 89, it is still as disgusting as the first bottle but I am persevering with it. I really don't know if it is doing any good or not. Yes I've been feeling preety good lately, but, I haven't been on any chemo since May. My hip has been giving me quite a bit of pain and is constantly aching but I haven't been reaching for the paracetamol too much yet. The true effect will be revealed when I have the bone scan in October. Fingers crossed because I really don't want to go back on chemo and equally I don't really want to have to spend £2,000 per month on Avastin or Tykerb because I can't get it on the NHS. I shall have to wait and see what Dr Jacob at the Leonardis Klinik proposes to do next.

Avastin is not a chemo drug, see link for description: http://www.avastin.com/avastin/index.jsp?hl=en&q=Avastin&meta=

About Tykerb: http://www.tykerb.com/about.html


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