Hi Shaun, my 18 year old brother had stage 2 hodgkins lumphoma and after battling through chemo and being an absolute inspiration by still going to college on his good days, we got the news in December right before his 19th birthday, that he was in remission.
One of his friends had stage 4 at the age of 16, he's now 19 and living a perfectly normal life. I hope hearing this has helped to put a positive spin on the horrible situation, honestly the only thing that got me through the fact my little baby brother was going through all that was knowing that there are success stories and just being positive about the situation and making him feel normal by not fussing and just seeing his smile everyday.
If you need to talk to anyone who knows exactly how you're feeling, PM me any time, any day and I'll reply as soon as I see. Honestly, it helps to talk and get your feelings out, I cried most of last year but my brother never saw that and it made me stronger to be able to deal with it