IUD saving fertility for women with cancer


University of Queensland, March 2021

A common intrauterine device (IUD) could help preserve fertility and reduce the need for hysterectomies for women suffering endometrial cancer, according to University of Queensland research.

UQ’s Professor Andreas Obermair, from the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Research, said his team had just completed the feMMe study – a phase II randomised trial with 165 endometrial cancer patients from Australia and New Zealand.

“The feMMe study treated women with endometrial cancer less-invasively through the use of a common IUD, reducing the need for surgery and preserving a women’s fertility,” Professor Obermair said.


By J Pope

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