Mar 04, 2005 - 4:53 pm
Hi everyone -
I seem to have come across quite a lively chat! Hopefully some of you will be willing to help me.
I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease at 17 and after 12 cycles of ABVD, was given a clean bill of health. What I wasn't prepared for was the psychosocial issues I was dealing with a year later. I experienced severe anxiety attacks and have had bouts with depression. And by the way, I totally relate to relationship problems. I've found at 25, I seem to think a whole lot differently than men my age!!
Currently, I'm a graduate student in the journalism at Northeastern University. I'm writing an article about the psychosocial effects of cancer on teenagers.
I was hoping that some of you would share your experiences regarding any difficulty with relationships, depression, or anxiety.
This would be an enormous help to me. I think there isn't enough awareness about the quality of life issues facing young cancer survivors. I'd love to hear your thoughts!