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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, May 07, 2008

Onc Appointment

Went along to my usual Oncology appointment with a list of questions received from the Leonardis Klinik.

I wanted to ask for a bone scan as I have been complaining about my left hip aching and getting referred pain down the left leg. A check for the MUC-1 receptor on the tumour specimen from original tumour removed in 2001. Also to start on Capecitabine to keep the disease stabalised.

Dr Barrett is still off so I saw her Registrar who has changed yet again. Dr Chadwick (previous Registrar) has gone back to Oxford which is a shame as I really liked him and he was really interested in what I had been doing with Germany. Funnily enough though, the new Registrar is German!

Anyway, she had read my notes before speaking with me and knew that I had been receiving treatment in Germany. I made all of the above requests, but, as usual with the Berks you don't get any answers straightaway unless you're talking to the Oncologist. The Registrar took all the details and said that she would ask Dr Barrett and I'd have my answers at the next appointment in three weeks which incidentally wouldn't be with her because she was going to be on holiday!

Had the Avastin and Pamidronate today.


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