Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Early Trials Show IUD May Halt Growth of Endometrial Cancer
BBC News: Contraceptive coil raises hope of delaying womb cancer, by Michelle Roberts:
Promising early trial findings show an intrauterine device (IUD) can deliver hormones to the womb lining to halt and even reverse cancer growth.
This can buy young women with the disease time to have children before undergoing a curative hysterectomy.
It has already enabled nine such women to conceive, Annals of Oncology journal reports.
The usual treatment for endometrial cancer is a total hysterectomy with the removal of the womb and ovaries, but this results in the end of the woman's fertility. . . .