Sep 23, 2005 - 11:55 am
i am a survivor of hodgkin's disease who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer (probably caused by the radiation treatments). i am looking to connect with other folks who have had similar experiences.
i had a rough road with hogkin's. . . multiple relapses, lots of chemo and radiation regimens and then a stem cell transplant. i was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and had bilateral mastectomies and a hysterectomy. two weeks ago a nodule was found on my thyroid and i'll have a biopsy to determine if i have thyroid cancer. i am 34. i recently moved to a new city and tried connecting with some cancer support groups, but all of the patients were newly diagnosed and brand new to the cancer experience. while they were nice people, i couldn't connect with them (or receive as much support from them) as i had hoped, since my experience with cancer has been much more extensive. has anyone experienced a similar situation as i have? would love to hear your story.