Contraceptive coil might help delay womb cancer

European experts are aiming at developing the new coil contraceptive device which might help delay womb cancer.

The reports based on reports state that an intrauterine device (IUD) can help offer hormones to the womb lining to stop and actually can back track the cancerous growths.

The procedure has already been employed in case of nine such women to conceive, Annals of Oncology journal reports. Health experts suggest that the usual treatment for endometrial cancer proves to be total hysterectomy that comes with the removal of the womb and ovaries, resulting in woman's fertility.

It was further added that patients can also be subjected to oral hormone therapy in order to reduce the growth of the cancer, but this might come with side effects, such as skin rashes, nausea and vomiting. The only left-out option is to deliver the hormones right in the conflict area with a coil.

Dr Lucas Minig, one of the lead researchers of the study at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, said the findings were a boost for initiating a larger international trial of the treatment.

Henry Scowcroft of Cancer Research UK proclaimed that more obstacles are to be witnessed in process of treating women with womb cancer.

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