Breast and Gynecological Cancer Risk Is Minimal with IVF

July 13, 2018

(Medscape) – Women who receive assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), have no increased risk of invasive breast or uterine cancer, according to a new population-based study of more than 250,000 British women. The study, published online July 11 in BMJ by Carrie L. Williams of UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, in London, UK, and colleagues, did show increases in all types of ovarian cancer; however, those increases were limited to women with other known risk factors.

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