May 10, 2006 - 7:29 pm
I was diagnosed with Hogkins Disease, Stage IIB in 1981. Received MOPP chemo and mantle radiation. There has been no recurrence of the Hodgkins. I am now having problems with shortness of breath and chronic coughing along with headaches. I have had shortness of breath, exercise induced since I completed treatment, but now it is much worse. I have been to a pulmonoligist and being treated for exercise induced asthma, but does not seem to work. I have recently seen a cardiologist and have a mild mitral valve regurgitation. Also just had a cardiac catheritization. It should no problems with the heart and the major vessels, good news. But still have unexplained shortness of breath. I have read alot of information on late symptoms from mantle radiation, but not much on how people are being treated for those syptoms.
Drs seem to shrug off the problems I am having.
What are some of your experienciences out there?