Nov 03, 2000 - 11:58 am
My name is Rory. I am a cancer survivor of Hodgkin's diagnosed in 1974 and treated by mantle radiation. Recently, I developed aching and swelling symptoms in my left upper chest and left arm. My doctor has told me that those of us who received radiation to the chest have a very high risk of secondary cancers. The highest risk is lung cancer. Others are sarcomas, breast cancers, and non-hodgkins. Has anybody else ever had to deal with the possibility of secondary cancers?