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Friday, November 11, 2016

Why IVF’s link to ovarian cancer isn’t as simple as the headlines suggest



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  Change of focus: We need to look at the women who seek IVF rather than the           treatment itself

Recently (2016) there were newspaper reports linking IVF to a higher risk of ovarian cancer . And yes, it’s true, the cancer figures from women who had undergone IVF did display this tendency.
Reading these reports must have been pretty scary for women who’d had IVF or were contemplating it. They shouldn’t have been.
So the headlines were misleading. It’s not IVF itself that raises the risk of ovarian cancer, it’s the reasons behind a woman needing IVF that are linked to ovarian cancer

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