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“Being an Egg Donor Gave Me Terminal Cancer” — Jane Ridley

  • New York Post
  • New York, NY
  • (December 03, 2015)

Jane Ridley writes about investigating her hunch that being an egg donor led to her diagnosis of stage-4 breast cancer. When contacted by The Post, Charles Shapiro, MD, director of translational breast cancer research at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai, said: “The bulk of the literature on this topic says there is no relationship between IVF, hormone priming or egg harvesting and increasing risk of breast cancer … It’s usually not one [factor that causes breast cancer], but a whole host of different circumstances.”

Charles Shapiro, MD, Professor, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Co-Director, Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Director, Translational Breast Cancer Research and Cancer Survivorship, Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai. Learn more