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Fertility Drugs Boost Cancer-Risk

Drugs used to induce ovulation increased the risk of uterine cancer in a group of women treated with them 30 years ago. Published in American Journal of Epidemiology, 5 women out of the 567 reportedly given fertility drugs developed uterine cancer, roughly 3 times the incidence in the group not given drugs. Research also revealed a small, but significant, increase in breast cancer, malignant melanoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; NewScientist reports.

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