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Friday, November 24, 2006

Contraceptives reduce the risk of endometrial cancer in women

News-Medical.Net - According to a new study by researchers in the U.S., oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUD) appear to provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer.

The researchers, led by Dr. Xiao Ou Shu of
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee conducted a study of 1,204 women from Shanghai with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer and compared them to 1,212 healthy women.

The women were then matched according to various characteristics.

The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, or womb and endometrial cancer involves a cancerous growth in that area which mainly occurs after menopause and causes vaginal bleeding.

A hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) is generally performed to treat the disease.

It is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States, and over 35,000 women are diagnosed with it each year.

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