There has been buzz in the media about the possible relationship between cancer and fertility treatments.
Giuliana Rancic, (my fav E correspondent and fashionista) after numerous fertility treatments, recently was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. When the news broke, I saw a discussion on CNN implying that if she wouldn't have done IVF, she wouldn't have gotten cancer.
According to this article from the WSJ, there is no proven link between fertility treatments and breast cancer.
Samantha Pfeifer, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s practice committee. She says breast cancer rates are higher among women who are older when they first get pregnant, so the disease “is something we deal with” in taking care of fertility patients, many of whom are in their late 30s. But there is no evidence that the treatments themselves cause breast cancer, she says.
According to this CBS article:
Sure adding more hormones in concentrated forms may speed up cancer cell growth but I do not believe it causes cancer. But of course I'm not a Dr.. just an IF.
Giuliana and her husband Bill have been documenting their journey on a reality show, Giuliana and Bill, on the style network. The season premier is this Tues and I can't wait to watch!!