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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 11/5/2005 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all,
I have been 4 months pregnant and I have also been diagnosed with  cancer . My doctor has advised cytoxan for me. I hope it does not harm my child ..Are there any side effects to this drug. Quite worried about it.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2921
   Posted 11/5/2005 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Jaylow, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. We have had several women over the years (many of us have been together here for nearly seven years) who have gone through chemo while pregnant. I don't remember what chemo was used, but the babies were born healthy and with lots of hair, while the mamas were bald from the chemo. I hope you have very good doctors. Where do you live? Is there a good breast cancer clinic in your area? How about neo natal specialists? We are here for you if you need our support and love. Another strange thing, I think all the babies have been girls............... Not that it has any significance, but that is what I remember. We do have a couple of active young women who are so busy with babies and treatment we don't hear from them often. Maybe they will see your post and respond. I hope so. Hugs and many prayers for you and your family, MK

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 11/5/2005 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear of your dx. , but wanted to welcome you to the group. My son was a yr. old when I was diagnosed in March of this yr. so I can not really help with the side effects of cytoxan while pg. I do see several pg. women recieving chemo when I go for infusion. There are also studies saying pg. women do better during chemo as far as naseau. I just ran across a study the other day about pg. and chemo, and wish I could remember where. Anyways, the results seemed favorable for the baby. There is a thread at the top of the page where you can introduce yourself, and read about the rest of us if you like. Is this your first child?
Best wishes
"There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."     -Albert Einstein

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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 11/5/2005 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you had to find us, but there is a wealth of info on this site. I found a lump when I was 8 mos preg. but did not find out it was cancer until after i gave birth, however, there is a woman in a support group I go to who had to go through chemo while pregnant. Her daughter is doing fine. Make sure you have alot of support around you! It's been rough physically going through chemo with a little one, so outside help is very important, but my daughter also gives me so much joy. My prayers are with you. Take Care!!

There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay

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