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.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Good to be home

I've been getting lots of congratulations today but I am being quietly optimistic and positive because although the liver is now in remission, the cancer can so easily creep back in. Anyway it is good news and I'm sure that when I'm feeling so much stronger the positiveness will build and I'll hopefully get back to normal, including returning to work.

Rang my GP today about the Arcoxia and Actos. They're not keen to prescribe these two drugs for me without written consent from the Berks because they are off licence for what I would like them prescribed for. Arcoxia is an anti-inflammatory drug used for osteo-arthritis and Actos is used in diebetic patients who do not require insulin. Dr Kopic told me that there is evidence that these drugs used together can stop cancer cells from spreading by inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels. I'm at the Berks on Wednesday for my usual Oncology appointment so will have to ask them first before going back to Germany and buying it from them if necessary.


  • At 7:45 PM, Dawn said…

    I have been following your blog off and on since the Mummy Diaries. I am so very pleased to see you are continuing to hold back the cancer and that your fighting spirit is soaring high. Please keep blogging.

    Rowena Parnell

  • At 6:58 PM, Dawn said…

    Hi Dawn

    Glad the treatment was all worth it and your liver is now in remission. Will give you a call soon. Love Karen B


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