Ovarian stimulation for IVF treatment increases risk of borderline ovarian tumours later in life27 October 2011
Research published in Human Reproduction has found that subfertile women whose ovaries are stimulated into producing extra eggs for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have an increased risk of ovarian malignancies, in particular borderline ovarian tumours, later in life.Read the paper: Risk of borderline and invasive ovarian tumours after ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization in a large Dutch cohort
Published in Human Reproduction, Advance Access, 28 October 2011.
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