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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 16, 2008

Avastin/Cisplatin update

Saw Dr Chadwick who was very apologetic as they still do not have a date for the start of the Avastin or the Cisplatin but he said he would get his skates on and get the Pharmacy to order it in, he said when the Avastin was on order he would give me a ring to arrange a day for the infusion which could be in the next couple of weeks. Dr Chadwick did mention that it would probably not be possible to have the Avastin and Cisplatin on the same day and then went on to say that they may either stop the Pamidronate or change it to a 6 weekly infusion instead of 4 weekly at present.

Had my usual pamidronate today and the Chemo nurses said that the Cisplatin chemo takes approx 6 hours to administer which includes fluids for 90 mins before the 3 hours chemo infusion, and then another 90 mins of fluids. Blimey, I'll be spending a few pennies that day!! They also said that I would probably have to have the Avastin and Pamidronate on a separate day. They haven't used Avastin before so I'm going to be a guinea pig.


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