Fertility Drugs Do Not Cause Ovarian Cancer

According to a report on US News & World Report, fertility drugs are not linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

There has been some debate over the long term consequences of women taking fertility medication as well as ongoing concerns in the medical community about frequent use of ovulation stimulating drugs potentially causing ovarian cancer.  A new Danish study may help relieve the concerns that women and medical providers have about the use of fertility medications. 

The large scale study found that women who take fertility medication, even women who undergo several cycles of fertility drug treatment, do not have an overall higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. 

Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society looked at data from 54,362 women who received fertility treatment from 1963 to 1998.  The study looked at the affects of four different groups of fertility drugs. Researchers found that while 156 women in the study developed ovarian cancer, after adjusting for risk factors, the overall risk of developing ovarian cancer was not any higher in women taking fertility medications.

The study did mention that the fertility drug Clomid statistically showed an increased risk for the most serious type of ovarian cancer; however, the researchers believe that this was a chance association.


<!-- InstanceEndEditable --><!-- InstanceEndEditable -->

No votes yet


Sign in to leave a comment!

Today on JustMommies

Who Knew that Baking Soda Had Over 101 Uses?

Baking Soda Had Over 101 Uses? ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda does more than deodorize your fridge's funky smells or aid you in baking the perfect brownies. Check out these four of many other Baking Soda hacks that will make you rethink Baking Soda's place in the kitchen.

Savor the End of Summer with Delightful Recipes

Summer is coming to a close as the kids get ready to head back to school. Savor the last days of summertime...

Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

Teens and texting are two things that go together. Perhaps you have even researched or purchased an unlimited text plan...


From the Message Boards

Am I Pregnant

Needing Answers

ok so my SO and I had sex 4 days ago, we weren't trying neither were we preventing btw, he didn't pu...

Trying to Conceive

What do you think? (Test pic)

I can see something, I think, in person. FXed and :dust:I see something. Probably line eye I guess :...

Trying to Conceive

11 Days Late - Called Doctor - Lower Back/Ovary Ache

I am sure you are all tired of reading my posts but I keep hoping someone will see it and will have...

Am I Pregnant

How many dpo were you when you got your bfp?

I am on cd 26 out of 28/30 cycle! And, I have gotten weird faint lines, turned negative...and now dy...

Trying to Conceive after Loss

Losing hope!!!! :(

I have been trying on and off since my last loss and still no success. I am on cd 26 and Af is suppo...

» Check out the friendliest message board for moms and moms-to-be!