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Risks of ovarian, breast, and corpus uteri cancer in women treated with assisted reproductive technology in Great Britain, 1991-2010: data linkage study including 2.2 million person years of observation

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2644 (Published 11 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k2644

Re: Risks of ovarian, breast, and corpus uteri cancer in women treated with assisted reproductive technology in Great Britain, 1991-2010: data linkage study including 2.2 million person years of observation

Increasing in situ breast cancers is equally stressful and bothersome both for patients and healthcare systems, since women opt for surgery and not long term observation.
I was surprised to read that ovarian tumours were increased ONLY in women with low parity, who are the vast majority of IVF users.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 July 2018
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece