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I am 5wks preganant. according to my last menstrual period my pssible day of conceptoin was 1/24. My spouse started chemotherapy for colon cancer on 1/25. In case if i became pregnant, when he started his first treament can the chemo drugs harm my baby. The drugs are folfox, oxaliplatin, zorfan, and dexamethasone.
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During chemo of that nature, sperm count often decreases. It would have made sense to bank his sperm (which perhaps you did). There is no evidence of malformations through paternal exposure to these drugs.