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Fertility drugs do not increase breast or ovarian cancer risk

The study found no significant increase in risks among women exposed to treatment compared to untreated women. Photo: Pexels

(Aislinn Antrim/ Pharmacy Times) — Drugs routinely used to release eggs during fertility treatments do not increase women’s risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research from King’s College London.

Fertility treatments can range from the use of medications to boost the release of eggs during a woman’s natural fertility cycle to more complex treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves stimulating a patient’s ovarian cycle, extracting eggs from their ovaries, fertilizing them in a laboratory, and then transferring the embryo into the womb. (…)

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