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hi everyoune out there! can anyone help me look for an answer.?

speedyart
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Joined: May 2012

hi everyone! i am ja from the philippines. i was diagnosed having HODGKIN's LYMPHOMA 2008 and had my 6 cycles of chemo for one year which ended feb 2009.. and until now i haven't had my menstrual period since then. im dying to know if i can possibly have it back! i am 28 now. and have this heavy pressure on me not to get pregnant in the near future :(

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allmost60
Posts: 3172
Joined: Jul 2010

Hi,
Maybe this link will give you some answers...I wish I knew how to do a clickable link. From what I read, alot depends on the kind of chemo you had. My best wishes go out to you.
Love...Sue
(copy and paste to web browser)hope it helps.
http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/treatment/chemotherapy/fertility/womens-fertility-and-chemotherapy#mail

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jimwins
Posts: 2066
Joined: Aug 2011

Hi Sue,

I put a document on the Recipe Project site that shows how to
create a clickable link. Just go to the site and open/download
the pdf document titled "How to Post a Clickable Link"

I'll create a separate post for this as well.

Recipe Project - How to Post a Clickable Link on CSN

Jim

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bluerose
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Joined: Jul 2009

I had non hodgkins lymphoma a long time ago but the first courses of chemo put me into premature menopause and that was it for periods for me. I was about 38 at the time. Many things have changed in chemo drugs for many cancers since I had my treatments but I still hear of this early menopause happening for some treatments. The best advice I can give you is to talk to your family doctor and in the meantime you can google sites that are reputable online like this one and the Mayo Clinic or Sloan Kettering Hospital sites online and look for info about your issues. First thing though, talk to your doctor.

You are not alone in some of your symptoms no doubt so don't hesitate to post other questions on this site and people will answer.

Let us know how it goes. All the best.

Blessings,

Bluerose

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Max Former Hodg...
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Joined: May 2012

speedyart,

ABVD or r-ABVD is the most common treatment for HL, and one or more of the drugs in it can cause sterility. I suspect that female sterility and chemically-induced menopause ("No periods") are related. You can look this up at chemocare.com.

I would contact my former doctors regarding this question. It is basic protocol for them to give you information regarding it.

Max

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Max Former Hodg...
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Speedyart,

Adriamycin (one of the drugs in ABVD) reportedly causes sterility in 10% of users, both male and female. Of course, you need to determine if you ever took this drug.... I wish you well !

Max

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cathyp
Posts: 366
Joined: Dec 2009

Speedyart,

I was tx with ABVD for Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1994. I had a succesful pregnancy in 1996.

Good Luck,
Cathy

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