Aug 25, 2013 - 4:54 pm
I am female, 32 years old at diagnosis of stage II primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma in Nov 2011. I underwent 6 cycles of R-CHOP and then 20 radiation treatments to my mediastinum. At diagnosis, I was 13 weeks pregnant (therefore, did not undergo R-EPOCH). I am now over a year out from my last radiation treatment and my scans have looked good. I continue to have episodes of chest pressure and shortness of breath - they come and go and can last a few weeks at a time (causing substantial anxiety for me!). I wonder if the residual mass (i have scar tissue) can cause this or if radiation to the chest may result in these chronic side effects. Looking to see if anyone else with a mediastinal mass and similar treatment has had these effects. Your input is appreciated! And for those wondering, my daughter is now 15 months and doing awesome! Thanks!