Mar 10, 2004 - 11:33 pm
Ok, I had my 6 cycles of ABVD and had a CAT scan and my oncologist said that everything looked great. He set me up with a radiation oncologist and I will have four weeks of rad. My radiation oncologist has scheduled a Pet Scan so that he can make sure the areas that came up as scar tissue on the CT scan don't have any activity and to ensure that he zaps the proper areas. So I'm waiting, but in the meantime I have developed this horrible cough. This is the exact same symptom I had that led me to the doctor and to my original DX. I'm four weeks out of chemo with a wonderful head full of hair and now I'm left feeling a little weary because I have a cough that won't seem to go away with any cough suppressants or anything I seem to take. I'm definitely going to call my oncologist first thing tomorrow, but I would love to hear that someone else has experienced this. But if not should I be really concerned? I'm scheduled to get my mediport removed on Friday and I'm wondering if I should leave it in until my Pet Scan results come back, just in case I have to get a couple more doses of chemo. I know the best thing I can do is call my oncologists, but I would really like to hear some advice from you all---because I always receive such good advice when I post a message.