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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No, the opposite!

An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception.
Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer.

In brief: No, the opposite!

An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception.
Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Progesterone iuds can actually be used to treat endometrial cancers in very highly selected patients.

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Progesterone iuds can actually be used to treat endometrial cancers in very highly selected patients.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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