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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.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Feeling better

Things seem to be looking up and I'm feeling much better than I have in a long time. I seem to have lost some weight in the last month and have dropped from 64k to 62k. My hip and leg aren't nearly as bad as they were either.

I've been in touch with the Leonardis Klinik and they think it would be a good idea to have a bone scan as I have been complaining that my left hip has been aching. It would be good to know if the tumours in the bones are still stable.

Also the Leonardis Klinik have asked for a special test to be run on my original tumour tissue removed in 2001. The test is looking for a special gene called MUC1. Dr Kopic at the Leonardis says that if the test proves positive, there is another immune therapy that he would like to add to my treatment plan. I'll have to see how receptive the RBH are about these requests!


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