In vitro fertilization, endometriosis, nulliparity and ovarian cancer risk

Louise M Stewart, C D'Arcy J Holman, Patrick Aboagye-Sarfo, Judith C Finn, David B Preen, Roger Hart

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There is no evidence of an increased risk of ovarian cancer following IVF in women who give birth. There is some uncertainty regarding the effect of IVF in women who remain nulliparous. Parous women diagnosed with endometriosis may have a slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer; nulliparous women have a marked increase in risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260 - 264
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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