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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.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Bone Scan results

As I'll have to wait until my next Oncology appointment on 18th June to get my Bone scan results, I decided to see my GP today to get the results off the main system.

I'm really disappointed as there appears to be more spread in the bones. The report reads as follows:

Comparison is made with previous isotope bone scan from July 2005. Today's examination shows disease progression now involving multiple thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, several lower anterior ribs with diffuse progression throughout the bony pelvis, more prominent on the left. There are probably also deposits in the calvarium bilaterally.

I didn't realise that I hadn't had a bone scan at the Royal Berks since 2005! I suppose there is going to be more spread since then. The last bone scan I had was in Germany in October 2007 where they give you a printed picture so it is hard to compare to two results. The GP was surprised by the term "calvarium bilaterally" and she had a look on a medical google page. The report is saying that there is possible spread in the skull. She was quick to point out that this is not the brain! This is definitely a new spread.

I have however sent the result to the German Onc by email this evening and will have a chat with them about it next week.


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