Feb 06, 2004 - 10:28 am
I am a 29 year old woman who has been in remission for 2 1/2 years. I was only treated with 6 rounds of ABVD and during the past year and a half I have had shortness of breath and sharp chest pains that either start with activity, cold or for no reason at all. Definitely are worse with caffeine which I have now stopped. I have gotten pulmonary function tests which were normal and an echocardiogram which was also normal, so I was wondering if anyone else who has only had ABVD and is further along in remission has the same symptoms and if they ever went away or if it was a sign of something worse that developed later. Every other response on this discussion board involved side effects from radiation too.