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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, June 18, 2008

Oncology appointment

Went to the Berks today. Had a good discussion with the Registrar Oncologist. Dr Dallas is so easy to speak to. She gave me a prescription for the chemo (I have to pay for this as a normal prescription charge). She also gave me the results from the hip X-Ray. I've got a hairline fracture on the hip which she feels is the cause of the pain I am experiencing. She's suggested that one course of radiotherapy should help resolve this. As there is more tumour than bone the fracture is unlikely to repair itself but the radiotherapy will help with this. I think it will kill the tumour around the problem area.

I've informed Dr Dallas that I intend to have laser treatment (LITT) to the liver in Germany. I asked if this was available anywhere in the UK but Dr Dallas was a little vague and thought that they were doing something at Oxford but maybe not using heat treatment but freezing the tumours.

Had the Avastin today but because I'm having the laser treatment on 15th July, I can't have the next session of Avastin in 3 weeks and will have it in 6 weeks instead as Avastin can cause excessive bleeding if any operations are carried out.


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