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Model Caprice Bourret shares fears that IVF caused her brain tumour-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

The model opened up about the ordeal.

Model Caprice Bourret shares fears that IVF caused her brain tumour-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

Caprice Bourret shared in a recent interview that she’s worried IVF contributed to her brain tumour (Picture:Peacocks/MEGA/@capricebourret)

American model and businesswoman Caprice Bourret has said that she thinks her IVF treatments and the tumour she was diagnosed with in 2017 might be linked.

In a recent interview with Platinum magazine, Bourret reflected on the timing of her diagnosis and questioned whether the synthetic hormones used in IVF could have played a role in the development of her meningioma.

Bourret revealed that her surgeon informed her in 2017 that the tumour in her head likely began growing four years earlier, which coincided with the period she started undergoing IVF treatments.

‘I don’t know what caused my tumor,’ she stated, ‘but I sometimes wonder whether IVF contributed to it. When I was diagnosed, the surgeon said, “I think this growth started four years ago,” and I thought, “Gosh, that’s when I was doing IVF.”

‘Lots of synthetic hormones were being injected into me. So, it might have contributed to it, but I don’t know.’

While IVF treatments have been linked in some studies to higher occurrences of ovarian, uterine, and breast cancer, there is very little scientific evidence that IVF could contribute to the development of a tumour like Bourret’s.

Bourret said her IVF treatments coincided with when the tumour began growing(Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Bourret shared images of herself after her surgery to commemorate five years since her tumour was removed (Picture: Instagram)

The model also shared a graphic image of the scar she sustained from surgery (Picture: Instagram)

In Spring 2017, Bourret was diagnosed with meningioma, a tumor that grows on the membranes covering the brain.

A meningioma is not technically a brain tumor, but it may press on the nearby brain, nerves, and vessels in the head. It’s the most common type of tumor that forms in the head.

She underwent a major surgical procedure where part of her skull was removed to extract the tumor.

Reflecting on the ordeal, she admitted in 2022 that she feared for her life when she first received the diagnosis.

To commemorate five years of being cancer-free, she shared a graphic image of her surgery scar, emphasizing the impact of her journey.

Bourret, who has been based in London for many years, welcomed twin sons, Jett and Jax, in 2013 after three unsuccessful rounds of IVF.

One of her sons was born via a surrogate, while the other was carried by Bourret herself, though she has not disclosed which son was born through which method.

The experience of battling a brain tumour led Bourret to reassess her life priorities. ‘After my tumour, I had to reassess my life. I knew I had to change things – I felt that instinctually,’ she explained.

Bourret is the mother of twin sons (Picture: Instagram)

Bourret has been modelling since the 80s (Picture: Getty Images)

Realizing the importance of giving back, she became actively involved with Brain Tumour Research, contributing not only financially but also dedicating her time to the cause.

‘I think a lot of people in the celebrity world give their time to things because of the publicity, but for me, I wanted to make a difference and for it to mean something,’ Bourret said.

‘It’s important for me to know I’m helping make a difference to others, but I don’t normally shout about it.’

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