Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

In Vitro Fertilization Does Not Increase a Woman's Risk for Breast Cancer, New Study Finds

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

In Vitro Fertilization Does Not Increase a Woman's Risk for Breast Cancer, New Study Finds

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A new study finds that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase a woman's risk for breast cancer, a long-debated potential risk of the fertility treatment.

IVF raises levels of certain hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, which are associated with some types of breast cancer. Over the past few decades, a litany of studies on the subject, often with conflicting results, have come out. But the July study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the largest study to date, and finds no increased breast cancer risk for women who have undergone IVF.

The study, which tracked more than 25,000 Dutch women, was extensive in considering additional cancer factors. The women in the study were, on average, 32.8 years old at the onset of treatment and were followed by researchers for a median of 21 years. …

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