Kerri2401's Journey with Mixed cellularity

Survivor: Hodgkin Disease > Classic Hodgkin Disease > Mixed cellularity

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 20 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage III

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    • Kerri2401
    • Experience with Mixed cellularity
    over 8 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    I had an allergic reaction to the Bleomycin (ABVD Protocol). Mid way through my treatment I started having a chronic cough. I was sent to a lung specialist and relized my lung capacity was diminished. They stopped the treatment for Bleomycin and I complete my remaining chemotheraphy appointments with only (ABD). Initially when you are given this protocol they test you to see if you are allergic to the Bleomycin by injecting some in your forearm. The allergic reaction showed up much later as and now looks like a permanent bruise on my arm. Still alive 10 years later - worth it!