Infertility risk factors
Can you get pregnant while having lymphoma?
For women having treatment, it might still be possible to get pregnant, even if their periods have stopped. So you should still take precautions.
Can Hodgkin’s lymphoma affect fertility?
All studies on Hodgkin’s lymphoma report an impact of age on fertility. A Norwegian study in which the median follow up (20 years) is higher than in other studies, showed that women under 25 years age run the same risk of developing POF as women aged over 30 but after a much longer interval: 15 years versus two years.
Can lymphoma cause a miscarriage?
This is when an unborn baby (foetus) is developing major organs, and chemotherapy could harm this process. There is also a higher possibility of miscarriage and stillbirth if you have chemotherapy during the first trimester. The risks are highest during weeks 2 to 8 of pregnancy.
Does lymphoma affect menstrual cycle?
If lymphoma starts in your uterus or cervix, you may experience abnormal bleeding during your period, or you may begin bleeding again after you’ve already gone through menopause.
Can you live a normal life with lymphoma?
It takes time but most people adjust well to life after a diagnosis of lymphoma and find a ‘new normal’. This might involve making some changes to your everyday life.
Can I get pregnant while my husband is on chemotherapy?
If a man has had chemotherapy, could it affect his fertility (ability to get partner pregnant) or increase the chance of birth defects? A man’s ability to make sperm (sperm production) is often affected by cancer treatment. Sperm production may return to normal after chemotherapy, but it is not guaranteed.
Does R chop affect fertility?
In summary, our data unequivocally confirm the postulated low risk of infertility after treatment with CHOP chemotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, we show for the first time that CHOP plus etoposide or dose-dense CHOP-like regimens are also associated with a low risk of infertility.
Does having chemotherapy make you infertile?
Chemotherapy can stop your ovaries from working. This causes infertility, which can be temporary or permanent. It can also bring on the menopause.
Can sperm regenerate after chemo?
After chemo treatment, sperm production slows down or might stop altogether. Some sperm production might return, but can take many years, and sometimes does not return at all. Chemo drugs that are linked to the risk of infertility in males include: Busulfan.
What is the survival rate for Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
The 5-year relative survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma is now about 87%.