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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.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Had my first Faslodex injection today. The needle was enormous and had to be injected into my butt cheek very slowly. Not the most painless injection I've had!

It's a hormonal treatment to replace the Aromosin daily tablet I was taking which had obviously failed to work seeing as I now have spread to the Liver.

The Faslodex is a medicine that blocks some of the actions of the female sex hormone oestrogen within the body. Oestrogen is involved in maintaining the growth of organs such as the breast, uterus and bone. Oestrogen is linked to the growth of breast cancer.

Common side effects are hot flushes, headaches and weakness and tiredness. No change there then, I'm always getting a variety of the side effects!


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