My name is Stephany, 26 yrs old and I was dianoged with Stage 2a hodgkin's disease back in May. I began Chemotherapy and have went through 3 mts of it. The first scan the results were amazing, 50% decrease in the 14 cm mass in my chest, I just got a second scan done and the mass went up from 7 cm to 9cm, so a small increase. Needless to say I am very scared. I did take a hard fall out of bed one night and the doc at first thought it could just be inflamed, but then dicussed with several other doctors and thinks that it progressed and that I should get a bone marrow transplant. He said he is doing emergency radiation to my chest for 4 wks, then a really strong chemo that will knock everything out of me, meaning I will have to get the bone marrow transplant to replinish my body. I feel like my world is falling aprt, I thought stage 2 would be easier to beat then this. Has anyone else had a similar experience they could share? A bone marrow transplant, or any insight on this? I am going to the James Cancer Center at the Ohio State University, which is close to me, to have this done. I heard its excellent. I am just scared to death and I have a 4mth old daughter, just got married last year, and now this had to happen. I am staying strong but its so hard sometimes.