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This Forum has been the centre of an exceptional exchange of knowledge diagnosis, treatment, symptoms and other effects of cancer during pregnancy and lactation. All are welcome to review the Questions and Answers posted here, provided that they acknowledge and accept the important proviso and disclaimer below.
I am an RN at a cancer center. I am currently 11 weeks pregnant. I mix chemotherapy and I am worried about exposing my fetus to it. I wear latex gloves and only mix chemo in a vertical hood. My OB-GYN has no experience in this area and is not sure of the risks. Please provide me with some information on this subject. I did look under the section "cancer in pregnancy" on this website. I found it quite helpful. Most chemo drugs appeared to have low effects on the fetus. If you have any advice or information please let me know. Thank You.
There are studies showing traces of chemotherapeutic agents in the urine of nurses preparing chemo. To our knowledge, no epidemiological study is available to address fetal risk. Nurses mixing chemo should use gloves, mask and a hood with laminar flow.