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Can You Have A Baby If You Have Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

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Can You Have A Baby If You Have Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Postby NewyddIlyn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:53 am

Will it be a high risk pregnancy or would the baby not be affected?
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Can You Have A Baby If You Have Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Postby Ordwald » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:54 am

You mean pregnant with AML now? If so, then if less than 12 weeks, usually if patient does not terminate pregnancy there would be a very high risk of defects or more likely early spontaneous abortion due to toxicity of chemotherapy to fetus. If after 12 weeks, then chance for defects much lower if chemo given, but risk for complications remains higher than average (prematurity, low weight, miscarriage).

If you had AML previously, then your child overwhelmingly likely will be fine. There are very rare AML hereditary syndromes, but these are extremely rare. Biggest trouble can be just getting pregnant in the first place for patients.

God bless, best wishes
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