Many patients who undergo IVF treatment in our Institute naturally pose the question whether the medication can cause long term side effects. According to a recently published research study, which analyzed over 100.000 IVF cycles, the results are reassuring. The research shows that there is no increased risk of developing breast, ovarian or uterine cancer after undergoing treatment for an IVF-cycle.
“This information is important for us and the daily routine in our Institute as the long term safety of our patients is one of our main concerns.” states medical director Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Strohmer.
Does ovarian stimulation for IVF increase gynaecological cancer risk? A systematic review and meta-analysis Zhao, Jing et al., Reproductive BioMedicine Online 2015 , Volume 31 , Issue 1 , 20 – 29