Sep 30, 2003 - 11:25 pm
Do not be discouraged about being diagnosed as a stage IV. My husband was diagnosed as a stage IV in March of 2001. Since that time, he underwent 6 cycles of ABVD, radiation to his spine and an autologous bone marrow transplant in January of 2002. It's been a long road, but now he is doing wonderfully. He is back to work full-time and doing very, very well. This was all a very challenging journey, but we were able to get through it together. Just take it one day at a time and you'll get through it.