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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, April 16, 2008

Onc Appointment

Saw Dr Abbas today, it was just a brief meeting. I mentioned that my left hip has been hurting quite a bit and am getting referred pain down my left leg. I also mentioned that I'm continually blowing my nose which I thought was a side effect of the Avastin but he didn't say anything to that.

He looked at my notes and mentioned that chemo is being held in reserve. The Leonardis Klinik have said that they want me to start on Xeloda (capecitabine) but I don't think I've been feeling well enough to have it. I'll have to speak with the Leonardis about it again.

Just had the Avastin today which only takes half an hour to infuse but I was still at the hospital for 3 and a half hours.


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