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Cancer Treatment Induced Heart Disease

Cancer: Managing Symptoms | Last Active: May 17 6:48pm | Replies (48)

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This full body mantal radiation treatment for Hodgkins was stopped shortly after my timing (1981). Thank God they knew how to stop it for me but I’m also happy they realized the issues with it and changed. I was also told that I’d never have children due to the radiation (this is a whole other story). I have a beautiful 30 year old daughter who the U if MN calls a “Miracle Baby”.

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Your story is so similar to mine. My Hodgkin's treatment was 1978-79. I also have a miracle baby. Never ever had any idea my heart was so damaged until I sought a diagnosis and treatment for dyspnea beginning in 2016. After multiple tests and multiple doctors in various locations, I finally received a diagnosis of radiation induced heart disease at Mayo last October. Since then, there have been treatment options to determine. I had triple valve surgery May 18 and still hospitalized.

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