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Young women having IVF treatment at 'higher risk of breast cancer'
The Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2012 | Rebecca Smith

Posted on 05/24/2012 3:04:35 AM PDT by markomalley

Across all age groups there was no overall increased risk of breast cancer associated with IVF.

However researchers at the University of Western Australia found women who had IVF treatment at a younger age had a higher risk of developing the disease over the following 15 years.

Oestrogen, a hormone which is known to fuel certain forms of breast cancer, may be up to 13 times higher during an IVF cycle than normal.

Concerns have been raised about the use of strong hormones to stimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs during fertility treatment as hyperstimulation can be fatal.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: breastcancer; ivf; moralabsolutes
Violate the moral law and physical harm is often the result...
1 posted on 05/24/2012 3:04:45 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Maybe anything that upsets the normal estrogen/progesterone levels or cycles is risky.

Those new birth control pills that allow girls to stop having periods seem a little risky to me....it just ain’t normal.
Would I imagine be a welcome respite from the hassle though.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 3:51:05 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: markomalley

I think this is probably what killed Elizabeth Edwards. She gave birth at age 48 and again at 50. Speculation indicated she may have used doner eggs, but the actual circumstances of conception have never been revealed.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 4:46:15 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

doner = donor

:-)


4 posted on 05/24/2012 4:47:37 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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