wigs to wishes.org.uk

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.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Flew out to Germany for Laser treatment

Sarah Hurn and I flew out of Heathrow Terminal 5 this evening for our flight to Frankfurt. Everything went smoothly and we arrived at our hotel at 11.30pm where we met up with Debbie Brewer and her friend Janeatte. Debbie is a fellow cancer suffer diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2006, see her website for more details: http://www.mesothelioma-and-me.com/

Debbie and I have been emailing each other but this was our first opportunity to meet.

She has also been visiting Prof Vogl for chemoembolization to the tumours in her lungs. Let's hope this treatment does give her more time. It has been successful so far in reducing the size of the tumours as it has for myself, hence the next stage for me being the laser treatment.


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