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I dignosed adenocarcinoma lungs stage 4. i am on maintainance chemotharapy of pemetraxed.i want to have a child. is it safe for me and my child?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Not safe: I am sorry to hear about your condition. Some chemo may affect fertility and takes some time to recover from the chemo affect. There are 2 problems here . 1st- Pemetrexed is possible to cause irreversible infertility. 2nd - Pemetrexed can have genetically damaging effects. Thus, i would not advise you to father a child during the treatment and up to 6 months thereafter.

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