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Non-hodgkins treatment and subsequent pregnancies

CCoPE
Date: 2009-06-22

Question:
I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma stage 2 B cell type...I have a mediastinal mass, went through chemo (CHOP) and radiation to the neck. Is there an increased risk of birth defects, malformations or other problems with subsequent pregnancies? Thank you.

Answer:
Consult your physician. 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.

If you are pregnant after completing therapy for the non Hodgkinslymphoma, you do not have increased risk for congenital malformations. Any increased risk is related to the chemotherapy and radiation received while being pregnant.

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