Anyone with CML decide not to have children or struggling with the decision to have discontinue treatment to conceive a baby?

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

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  • horror.metal.chick


    I tried to get pregnant right after I was diagnosed. Luckily I was diagnosed very early. For 9 months I took Interferon but had no luck getting pregnant. I had to stop because the side effects were brutal. After that I had to give up my dream. It broke my heart. Obviously my body was telling me something. Since then I found that I wouldn't have the energy for a child. I try enjoy being an "aunt" to all my friend's kids. That works for my current situation.

  • KrissyB


    I thought long and hard about it , and what I decided to do was get a hysterectomy because I already had a very small uterus and my first child almost didn't make it. I was told that if I got pregnant again (pre cancer ) that I would be high risk and one if not both of us could die during labor . So with that in mind I decided to have a hysterectomy so that I wouldn't have to choose between me living or the child as well and I ended up getting a good male obgyn (who also performed the surgery) who ended up telling me I had endometreosis and that I had been misdiagnosed for years. We did the surgery December 2nd of 2021 and I feel amazing now

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