Jun 30, 2004 - 9:24 am
I finished 4 cycles of ABVD for Stage II a year ago, then had 3 weeks of radiation...the last couple of weeks I have had some sharp pains in the upper left part of my chest. It doesn't last very long; just a sharp stab and then it's gone. I know ABVD and radiation can damage your heart and lungs; my fear though is that the pain means the cancer's back. I had a large lymph node under my sternum when I was diagnosed. Of course, I am obsessing over this. I haven't made an appointment with my Dr. because I have a checkup July 12 anyway and will have scan. How do I keep from going nuts in the meantime? Have any of you had similar pain a year or more out of treatment?