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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does infertility or treatment sometimes lead to cancer?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Cancer risk: Infertility treatments have been scrutinized for cancer risks (particularly ovarian) since 1990; i'm glad to say no risk has ever been found. Experts always have opinions, but in 20 years studies has failed to prove risk. If there's a risk that we've missed, it is extremely small. Otoh, some cancers are more common in infertile women whether treated or not, so it can be confusing!
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