Fertility treatment and childhood cancer risk: a systematic meta-analysis

15 Jul 2013Marie Hargreave, M.Sc., Allan Jensen, M.Sc., Ph.D.Anita Toender, M.Sc., Klaus Kaae Andersen, M.Sc., Ph.D, Susanne Krüger Kjaer, M.D., D.M.Sc

The results indicate an association between fertility treatment and cancer in offspring.

Meta Analysis
4 effects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Fertility Treatments Selfcare risk & protective factor

Central Nervous System Cancer Brain outcome
Increased risk of Central Nervous Syste...
Brain system

Moderate evidence
88.0%

Fertility Treatments Selfcare risk & protective factor

Leukemia Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Leukemia
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
65.0%

Fertility Treatments Selfcare risk & protective factor

Multiple Myeloma Blood Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Multiple Myeloma Bloo...
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
59.0%

Fertility Treatments Selfcare risk & protective factor

Lymphoma Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Lymphoma
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
59.0%