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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I had my daughter via ivf. I have read various studies. A

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I had my daughter via ivf. I have read various studies. A very large one from 2013 (in the U.K.) saying ivf babies are at no higher risk of developing cancer and then two other more recent but smaller studies (from Norway and Israel) saying that it increases a child's risk of cancer. Which study is most believable? Is my daughter at a higher risk of getting cancer?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 months ago.
It is very wrong to deduce from small number of study population as IVF births are so few. No reason for IVF births having any significantly higher risk of any disease. Good luck.