Dr. Holly L. Thacker

Speaking of Women’s Health Column

Infertility

What Are You Doing On Labor Day?
Posted on September 03, 2012
What Are You Doing On Labor Day?

Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s blog about Labor Day, labor, and the last long weekend of summer.

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Infertility Hormones and Breast Cancer?
Posted on October 22, 2011
Infertility Hormones and Breast Cancer?

The latest news cycle discussion has been about a well-known, 37-year-old woman undergoing infertility treatment who has developed bilateral breast cancer. Cause and effect? No! However, from listening to the news you might think otherwise! I spoke to our professor and chair of our Women's Health Institute, Dr. Tommaso Falcone, who is an internationally recognized expert and author of "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertilty." He said, based on multiple published studies and his experience, that infertility treatments do not cause an increase in cancer rates.

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