Skip to comments.Young women having IVF treatment at 'higher risk of breast cancer'
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 ...
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.
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.
doner = donor