Oct 18, 2000 - 10:28 pm
When I was 21 I was diagnosed with Hodgkins. At that time the Drs. told me that I would have to undergo a splenectomy and mantle radiation. They didn't tell me that the treatment would damage my lungs, or cause hypothyroidism. I have now development heart atrial arrythymias requiring an AV Node ablation and pacemaker. What I don't know is whether the mantle radiation I received in 1974 caused the heart condition. Also, I am becoming concerned about other long-term complications and high risks from other cancers. What has been the experience of others? Has anybody ever researched this? Are there any studies or resources? Who do I go to for answers?