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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.
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Exposure to Pet Scan IV contrast radioactive material
I was exposed to PET SCAN IV contrast radioactive material when it was given to my patient...
Chemotherapy in First Trimester
I have an 7-weeks (bHCG) pregnant patient who was diagnosed with stage III Hodgkin's disea...
Paternal exposure to methotrexate
A man has psoriatic arthritis and takes 20mg methotrexate every week . Now he would like t...
Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine
I would like to know if there is any risk of breastfeeding a newborn whose mother received...
Maternal Exposure to Copaxone and Paternal Exposure to Methotrexate
Hi! I have MS and am on copaxone since May 2009. My boyfriend has been diagnosed with ps...
Thyroidectomy in the first trimester of pregnancy versus after delivery
My wife is 16 weeks pregnant and has just been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer (Papillary Ca...
PET Scan During Pregnancy
I am approx 5 weeks pregnant but 3.5 months ago, i had a whole body scan (with 5 milicurie...
Hydroxyurea and male fertility
I have a male patient who takes Hydroxiurea from 5 years now due to sickle cell anemia (wi...
Non-hodgkins treatment and subsequent pregnancies
I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma stage 2 B cell type...I have a mediastinal mas...
Methotrexate and breastfeeding
Ectopic pregnancies are treated with Methotrexate 50 mg/m2 IM. We have a case where the pa...
Methotrexate use by father
Hi My boyfriend was on a weekly dose of Methotrexate for arthritis. He was only on it f...
PET Scan in pregnancy
hi, i just found out i am pregnant my doctor seems to think i am about 6 weeks along, the ...
Accidental exposure
Pharmacists, and nurses mixing/preparing and admisitering the cytotoxic admixtures for pat...

I am a pharmacy technician and have just been informed that there has been a broken vial o...

04/18841Patient 26 years old.Breast cancer T1N2Mx. 24 weeks of gestation. Tumour size-1,6 ...

I am 27 years old and planning to have a baby. I had 2 abnormal pap tests and therefore h...
Exposure To Temozolomide For The Treatment Of Glioblastoma In Pregnancy
Hello- I am wondering if there are any registries or other data sources regarding perinata...
Levels of Radiation Exposure In CT-Head Scans During Pregnancy
whats the risk of c t head during pregnancy... what is the percentage of risk... whats the...
Chemotherapy and Breastfeeding
My patient has Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her due date is Aug 3, 08. We are anticipating an unc...
Molar Pregnancy
I've been going for my weekly bloodwork, following a molar pregnancy a little over a month...
Chemotherapy Dosing During Pregnancy
Chemotherapy dosing during pregnancy Are there any guidelines for chemotherapy dose mod...
Melanoma and Sentinel Node Biopsy during Pregnancy
Hi, I am 18 weeks pregnant and I've just been diagnosed with melanoma. I had a mole re...
Calculation of Radiation Dose
Table 1 in the Radiation in the Pregnancy article does not state if the values for fetal e...
Colposcopy and Conception
My pap test came back abnormal and my doctor recommends a colposcopy. I am not pregnant n...
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Levels in Pregnancy
Is a CEA level elevated during pregnancy?
Paternal use of Mercaptopurine and Conception
My husband is taking Mercaptopurine (Purinethol) to manage his Chrohn's disease. Can you p...
AML during Pregnancy
I have a 16 yr Old friend that is 22 weeks pregnant and has aml. They have told her to ter...
Second-hand Radiation Exposure during Pregnancy
A coworker of mine is undergoing once weekly radiation treatment for intestinal cancer. I...
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Head during Pregnancy
I am 10 weeks pregnant and i had a ct scan of my head done to rule out a cyst. The doctor ...
Conception after use of Methotrexate and Enbrel
I have rheumatoid arthiritis. I am currently taking 25 Mg of methotrexate sod (by injecti...
Cisplatin Therapy and Breastfeeding
Post-partum mom of 32 week premature infant to start 6 week course of radiation and cispla...
PET scan
a patient convieved a child 1-4 days before having a PET (Positron Emissions Tomography) s...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia during Pregnancy
i know somwone who was pregnant when she was diagnosed to have ALL at 12 weeks age of ges...
Teatment with methotrexate prior to conception
I was recently injected with methotrexate (2 ml) to address an ectopic pregnancy (I am sti...
Safety of conception with remission of a non-Hodgkins lymphoma
I have been in remission from non-hodgkins lymphoma for almost 4 years now. I have receiv...
Methotrexate and the Safety of Breastfeeding
I am writing on behalf of an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to reduci...
Paternal use of Methotrexate
pregnant women (15 weeks) whose husband was making bladder cancer therapeutics with Metho...
Pregnancy testing before chemotherapy
Is it felt necessary to routinely perform pregnancy testing for all women of childbearing ...
Occupational exposure to chemotherapy
I am an RN at a cancer center. I am currently 11 weeks pregnant. I mix chemotherapy and ...
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