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Chemotherapy and Pregnancy

CCoPE
Date: 2003-06-02

Question:
I have had surgery for Stage 2 breast cancer and am about to start chemotherapy. I am sixteen weeks pregnant and I am concerned that the drugs will not be properly absorbed because of increased blood volume and kidney function during pregnancy. Is this true, and does this put me at greater risk for recurrence?

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CCoPE experts cannot really consider the question without knowing precisely which drugs you are using. You are welcome to send additional information to this forum for consideration.

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