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Forum > Chemotherapy: Maternal
Pregnancy after Chemotherapy

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Date: 2003-09-18

Question:
I am looking for information on women who have had children after breast cancer. I am 34 years old and am looking to still have children. Questions: How long before the chemo is out of my system? I had an estrogen positive tumor. Limp nodes were clear. Radiation was not necessary for me. The tumor was only three and a half cm long. They wanted me to take the chemo for precautionary measures. They now want me to take tomoxiphen also for precautionary measures. I am very concerned about the condition of fertility since I am still planning to have children. I understand the dangers involved and would like more information before I make some big decisions that will impact my life.

Answer:
The following information should not replace the assessment and advice you have been receiving from your physician (cancer specialist, obstetrician, or any other healthcare provider). It is offered for your information only

It is generally recommended to delay pregnancy for about 2 years after completion of chemotherapy.

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