quick question regarding chemothereapy??

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  1. maka888

    maka888 Well-Known Member

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    when you are pregnant, is it safe to go near a person who is currently undergoing chemo?
     
  2. Parkep

    Parkep Very happy mom

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    chemo is a drug..... (correct me if im wrong)
    i dont think it will effect you in anyway
     
  3. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Hi,

    Sorry I don't have a proper answer for you.

    I do know there are different strengths of chemotherapy though.

    Although chemo is injected, something in my brain says it's still a radioactive isotope.

    Going to take a bit more research I think.
     
  4. Parkep

    Parkep Very happy mom

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    ok so i was reading up on it only way that a cancer treatment would be bad for you is if they had some sort of radioactive implant and if that is the case they would be on strict instructions who they cant visit ect. so its completly fine
     
  5. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Hmm ok chemotherapy is a vague word when you're looking for specifics... it's a generic term defined as treatment of cancer with anti cancer drugs.

    http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/chemotherapy

    I would personally ask the person to check with their doc if the treatment they're having will be something to consider

    x
     
  6. Buffy71

    Buffy71 Mummy to Harriet!

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    I think there may be a bit of confusion between chemo and radiotherapy. Can understand why radiotherapy might be dangerous - anyone undergoing this would have been told who to avoid contact with.
     
  7. lalitas charm

    lalitas charm Mummy to Bethan & Piplet

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    Hey there, I think that Chemo is safe but I know that you can't go near someone who has had a radioactive isotope treatment for a thyroid problem.

    Good luck :hugs:
     
  8. embo216

    embo216 Mummy to 3 <3

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    When my dad went for pep scans and stuff when he had cancer we were told to stay away for a few days, especially my little girl as he was giving off radiation. I'm not sure about chemo as he passed away before he could have it.

    xxx
     
  9. gracegrace

    gracegrace happily pregnant with 2nd

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    Yes, you'll be fine. It's totally safe...
     

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