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Forum > Effects on Fertility: Female
Likelihood of Pregnancy after Chemotherapy

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Date: 2004-06-09

Question:
I am 46 years old and had breast cancer in 2002. I had four months (rounds) of chemo and six weeks (every day) of radiation. Is it possible at my age and after these treatments (which have put me into a sort of "menopause" with hot flashes, etc.) to get pregnant? I am newly married. Thank you!

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.

Chemotherapy usually puts women into menopause and they do not resume menses, making pregnancy unlikely. However we cannot be certain since we do not know the chemotherapeutic drugs that you received nor the levels of radiation. Please be sure to consult your physician.

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