Does IVF increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer?
Full article: https://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533505
In vitro fertilization (IVF) wasn't commonly used until the 1980s, so its long-term effects are mostly unknown. A new study suggests that the treatment does not increase a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. (8/23/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What are the risks associated with IVF?
- How will IVF affect my breast/ovarian cancer risk?
- Is IVF safe after breast cancer?
- Are there alternative fertility treatments?
- Will my insurance cover the costs associated with IVF?
Open Clinical Trials
The following research studies related to fertility preservation are enrolling patients.
Fertility preservation studies for women
Fertility preservation for men
- NCT02972801: Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation for Fertility Preservation. Testicular tissue cryopreservation is an experimental procedure involving testicular tissue that is retrieved and frozen. This technique is reserved for young male patients, with the ultimate goal that their tissue may be used in the future to restore fertility when experimental techniques emerge from the research pipeline.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.