I was 17 the first time I had Hodgkins Disease. Treated w/radiation and had a reoccurance 2 years later then hit it with ABVD chemo. It've been in remission for 14 years. It's been good, had some problems with the thyroid from the radioation and can't have kids but It's worth it to be alive. I think my life has turned out radically different then if I didn't have cancer and in many respects I'm a better person becasue of it. I've been around the world and seen amazing things. Life is good, oh there's the occasional panic of finding a bump that turns out to be nothing and the yearly depression associated with the darkest days of chemo and the heart problems because of chemo and the hypothyroidism but I wouldn't trade it in because my eye's are open.