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In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – Is There an Added Cancer Risk?

article1FROM THE AUTHOR:

“Two years after we tied the knot, we began trying to start a family in 2008. It was not until two years later that we were told we couldn’t do so on our own. When we first started fertility treatments in 2011, there were limited resources and I found comfort in writing to my imaginary child through emails. Fast forward eight years later, these letters became words of comfort, strength and encouragement.

This book is dedicated to those who have helped us through the journey. Whether it be a silent prayer, a simple gesture, a friendly greeting to the miraculous work by fertility specialists, nurses, doctors and scientists – our heartfelt thank you. I hope that this book will continue to raise awareness towards infertility and to encourage others who are mapping their own journey. “

In doing a little more research it appears when infertile women who take any form of “fertility drugs” vs women who have never taken these medications, it was found that they had a 2.7 times increased relative risk of developing ovarian cancer according to the website below. Such a toss up for the woman who really wants to have children. What would your thoughts be?

Read Dr Sarah Lnyy’s new book titled “Moving beyond the unspoken grief”. As a Physician, this book is her memoir of her own IVF journey as a patient.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY4ZdgVmMdI

http://www.ivf.com/ovca.html

By | 2016-10-24T22:58:09+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Morag's desk|Comments Off on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – Is There an Added Cancer Risk?