Objective: To present a case report of fatal colon cancer in a young, previously healthy woman 4 years after repeated ovarian stimulation for egg donation, review previous publications on the risks of ovarian stimulation, and make recommendations for further egg donor follow-up, research, and actions by professional associations and regulatory agencies.
Design: Case report and review of the literature.
Setting: Case report and review of the literature.
Patient(s): One patient and published cases.
Main outcome measure(s): None.
Result(s): There has been no systematic study of the long-term risk of cancer or other adverse outcomes in healthy egg donors.
Conclusion(s): At present, potential egg donors cannot give truly informed consent because insufficient information exists about their long-term risks.