classical hodgkin's lymphoma
Hello, My name is Roberta and I was dx with Classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. I was at Duke U. in Durham, NC. My treatment was 2 times a month for 6 months. I was treated with ABVD. This is the standard of care at Duke. It went well, that is I survived it all. Truely do not remember all of those months because it was so intense. Lots of the side symtoms I had were typical. At least as typical as they can be in my situation. Mouth sores, Gastro intestinal pain. Back pain and shortness of breath. I stopped taking the medication which gave me the shortness of breath, about six weeks before the chemo ended. Nurses are so nice and patient with Cancer people. my mid – way through PET scan showed I had no more cancer present. My final PET scan showed that all the cancer was gone. That gives me a decent prognosis. Took some months to feel semi human again.. Yet I am now beginning to digest what happened and that I truly had cancer. I feel vulnerable and yet hopeful I will not have a recurrence.