Oncology & Immunology

Expert reports about Oncology & Immunology


THE SAFETY OF CHEMOTHERAPY DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

THIS MEDICATION CAN CAUSE HARM TO YOUR BABY: Chemotherapy drugs can cause birth defects or a miscarriage, especially when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a method for treating cancer that uses medications to kill cancer cells. It can be used to treat cancer by itself in some cases, but it is more commonly used in combination with biological therapy, radiation, or surgery. There are different methods for receiving chemotherapy including injection, intravenous (into a vein), or oral tablets.


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