IUD is an alternative to conceive

Usually, the only alternative against endometrial cancer is a hysterectomy , which is the surgical removal of uterus and the ovaries , which means the term of the fertile life of the woman.

However, one of the best alternatives are the intrauterine devices (IUD) , since in addition to preventing pregnancies, you can treat endometrial cancer early stage and thus allow many women of childbearing age to avoid losing the uterus and the ovaries and be able to conceive a child.

In this regard, the magazine Annals of Oncology published a study conducted by doctors from European Institute of Oncology of Milan (Italy), which successfully used a IUD to directly deliver progesterone to the endometrium of women with atypical endometrial hyperplasia -precursor of Cancer - Y endometrial cancer in early phase.

The Cancer of endometrium is the sixth most common, with 287 thousand 630 cases diagnosed in the world in 2008, 4.8% of all female cancers with 74 thousand 170 deaths.

According to the study, the treatment consisted of placing the women IUD , one of the most common contraceptive methods, with the hormone levonorgestrel (progesterone) for one year, combined with a monthly injection of gonadropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for six months.


Video Medicine: Insertion technique for the Copper T380A IUD (May 2022).