Study: IUDs could help treat endometrial cancer

September 29, 2010

The most common treatment for the disease is a total hysterectomy. But a study in the Annals of Oncology finds that IUDs may stop and even reverse the cancer growth.

Italian researchers implanted IUDs in 34 women with a precursor for endometrial cancer. Two years out none of the women were cancer free but researchers say the IUD was effective in postponing a hysterectomy long enough for women to have children.

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