High profile deaths
Around the same time, some high-profile women with histories of IVF attempts died of cancer. Journalists Ruth Picardie of The Guardian (UK) died of breast cancer at age 33, and Liz Tilberis (British Vogue and U.S. Harper’s Bazaar) died of ovarian cancer at age 51. Liz’s doctors suggested that her nine cycles of fertility treatments might have put her at a higher risk. Gilda Radner, comedienne and wife of Gene Wilder, who died of ovarian cancer at 42, had also taken fertility drugs.
In 2000, the well-respected Cochrane Collaboration, an independent organization that conducts reviews of medical studies, concluded that adverse effects of the fertility drug Clomid® “include a possible ovarian cancer risk.” Other studies have established a link between synthetic hormones, such as the contraceptive pill and “hormone replacement therapy,” with cancers, so it is probably only a matter of time before this…
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