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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 17, 2009

Onc appointment with Dr Barrett

Saw Dr Barrett today so that she could keep an eye on me after my admission to hospital last week. She said that we wouldn't be considering any chemo until the infection in my armpit had settled if not totally healed. She did however say that there is a slim chance that it may not heal if it is not definitely an infection and is related to the cancer spreading in the nodes. Although this cannot be ruled out at this stage she said that she wouldn't get any biopsy's done as she needs to give the wound time to heal. If it is cancer related then there may be some radiotherapy in the pipeline.

My platelets were very low today at 60 and my white blood count is very high at 11.23 which is expected and a good thing as my body is fighting the infection.


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