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I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins in my neck and chest and began ABVD. After 3 cycles I had a PET scan and it was extremely positive with only a very faint spot (node) in my chest, after finishing 6 cycles and waiting 7 weeks for final PET scan the results showed cancer had grown. I had a biopsy and it was confirmed I still had Hodgkins. The doctors believe this is the primary spot of the cancer in my chest.
I have now been told that next week I will begin high intensity chemo (DHAP) with stem cell recovery and more chemo. Then most likely will have radiotherapy.
Through ABVD I had been positive about the situation, especially with the good results. I’m now not so great due to the stress this will have on my body. Also I am 27 years old and the doctor has explained he does not think there is time to take my eggs and explained about fertility. This of course has upset me greatly because its going to change mine and my partners life dramatically.
I’m wondering has anyone gone through any similar regards to both the treatment side of high intensity chemo with stem cell and also fertility issues. Any advise would be fantastic.