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Chemotherapy: What To Do While In Treatment

Pregnancy During Chemotherapy

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Although pregnancy may be possible during chemo, it should be avoided because some chemo may cause birth defects. Doctors advise women of childbearing age -- from the teens through the end of menopause -- to use birth control throughout their treatment.

If a woman is pregnant when her cancer is discovered, it may be possible to delay chemo until after the baby is born. For a woman who needs treatment sooner, the doctor may suggest starting chemo after the 12th week of pregnancy, when the fetus is beyond the stage of greatest risk. In some cases, termination of the pregnancy may be considered. 

If you are considering having a child after completing chemo, speak with your doctor.

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