Children Conceived Through IVF Don’t Show Any Increase Risk of Cancer

Children Conceived Through IVF Don't Show Any Increase Risk of Cancer

A recent large Dutch study confirmed what previous smaller studies had shown that children conceived through IVF don’t show any increase risk of cancer. This study followed nearly 50,000 children and young adults for an average of 21 years. 24,269 were conceived through IVF, 9,660 were conceived naturally or with fertility drugs in sub fertile women, […]

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World Cancer Day: February 4th

World Cancer Day - February 4th

Every year across the world February 4th is dedicated to raising awareness and education about cancer. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, your fertility may be at risk. We can help reduce the stress of planning for your future, when you are faced with the here and now of cancer. Our Oncofertility Program provides […]

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Fertility Preservation for Patients with Cancer

egg freezing for cancer patients

Due to recent medical advances, a cancer diagnosis–although devastating–no longer means the loss of life or even ultimate fertility. Fertility preservation options should be considered when planning cancer treatment because chemotherapy and radiation, the standards of care in cancer treatment, can result in gonadotoxicity rendering both men and women permanently sterile. The new field of […]

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Ovarian Stimulation for IVF is Not Associated with New Ovarian Tumors

Aggressive stimulation of the ovary concerns some for the inadvertent creation of ovarian cancer. To address this concern, the OMEGA study was established. This study is a large cohort study that evaluated the effects of fertility drug usage and its potential relation to ovarian cancer risk. Approximately 20,000 women were studied with a follow up time of […]

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Pelvic Exams, a Thing of the Past? Learning Not to Dread a Visit to the Gynecologist

The cornerstone of good patient-doctor relationships is rooted in communication.  In the initial discussions, concerns are voiced and plans take form.  The astute physician draws from the mental playbook creating a differential diagnosis.  Focused physical exams verify or excluded presumed diagnosis. So, if a woman is without complaint gynecologic complaint, is the pelvic exam necessary?  […]

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Fertility After Cancer

For many, having a child is very much a part of the quality of life. Not all young cancer survivors are aware of the potential option for fertility preservation and many oncologists are similarly unaware. According to a national survey of physician practice patterns, less than half of cancer patients of childbearing age felt they […]

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