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These days the IVF treatment has become a most popular way of conceiving among those women who are suffering from infertility. But recently, it has been reported that women seeking IVF treatment might be putting themselves at the risk of ovarian cancer.
A recent research, conduct for a period of 15 years, has found that the IVF treatment increase the chances of women developing ovarian cancer. However, ovarian cancer developed after going through IVF treatment is non fatal.
The researchers have informed that although the chances of a women developing ovarian cancer due to IVF treatment are less, women are required to be careful while taking decision of taking the treatment. For the study, the Netherland researchers observed the health record of 19,000 women who received IVF treatment and 6,000 women who did had reproductive issues but didn't receive IVF treatment.
During the surgery, it was found that the women receiving IVF treatment were 1.9 times more likely to develop ovarian cancer. It has been informed by Professor Flora van Leeuwen, the author of the study that women who have developed nonfatal ovarian cancer will be required to be operated so that cancer could be cured. Professor Flora van Leeuwen said, "Borderline ovarian tumors are tumors with a low malignancy potential, which means that they are not fatal, but would require extensive surgery and cause substantial morbidity".
Ovarian cancer is ranked on sixty in the ranking of deadliest cancers of women. Every year, about 6,500 women succumbs to death in the UK because of it. By changing life style like quitting smoke and getting rid of alcohol can certainly reduce the chances of a women developing ovarian cancer. It is yet to be concluded by the experts whether or not IVF treatment is posing a threat to women. However, women are being advised to bring a health change in their life style.