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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i would like to clear one query with the oncology specialist
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner I believe I can advise you or refer you
Doctor :   I can also get back to you with the answer from him
User :   ok...i was a hodgkins patient earler in 2002
Doctor :   ok
User :   i took chemotherapy and radiation
User :   now i am pregnant...willl the disease comes back to my child also after birth
Doctor :   What is your age
User :   28
Doctor :   Ok Though family history of Hodgkins disease is reported
Doctor :   Anyone with a brother or a sister who has the disease faces an increased risk of developing Hodgkin's, though this may be due to similar environmental exposures rather than genetic factors. It is not completely ruled out
Doctor :   I would say the chances are very less
User :   none of my family memebers had this disease earlier
Doctor :   The incidence is very rare then
User :   will the child will be healthy with out any defects, bcoz of chemotherapy i took
Doctor :   What were your symptoms when you had the disease
Doctor :   Chemotherapy should not be taken 3 months before planning a pregnancy
Doctor :   If you are away from chemotherapy you would not have defective child
User :   lymphnodes on the left side of the neck first, night fevers, sweat, cold...slowly on the right side od the neck
Doctor :   Was the surgery done to lymphnodes
User :   a long back i took i am not using any medicines..
User :   12 injections of chemotherapy and 21 days of radiation that's it
Doctor :   Then it should be fine for your baby
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Dont worry, your baby has no chances of recurring the disease or the effects of chemo
User :   ok..then fine.thanks doctor

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