Topic: Anyone going the onc soon? Can you ask them a question?
Ok, I am 32 and had my tumor (small, pea sized classed T1, N0, MO--Stage 1). No chemo given as aftercare and no new grown in 9 months. I just got married to the man I have been with for almost 6 years. So now, we want babies!!!
I have discussed this with my oncologist (whom I dont trust). She said if I want them, go ahead and have them now. My best friend who is a pediatric oncologist said the same thing. I find this very irresponsible given the nature of cc. I searched PubMed and an article reccommended to wait 3 years, not because they knew anything, but because they didnt and wanted to be on the safe side. So now I am confused. I, of course, would not try for children anytime too soon. I think I need to wait for so many reasons. But how long do I have to wait medically? What does it all mean? I do not trust my oncologist and given the Swedish medical system and my lack of understanding the Swedish language, I do not know any other oncologist or cc specialist here to ask.
If someone is going to their oncologist soon, will someone please ask how long someone diagnosed with stage 1 cc needs to remain cancer free before they can start trying for a family? Yes, I know the likelihood of the cancer returning, but I am very positive that I am in the top percent of survivors...someone has to be. I know it would be awkward to ask about another patient, but can someone with a good relationship with a doctor they trust please ask. THANKS.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope