Intrauterine device use and endometrial cancer risk.

  title={Intrauterine device use and endometrial cancer risk.},
  author={Susan R. Sturgeon and Louise A Brinton and Michael L. Berman and Rodrigue Mortel and Leo B. Twiggs and Rolland J. Barrett and George D. Wilbanks and John R. Lurain},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={26 3},
BACKGROUND Because intrauterine devices (IUD) invoke acute and chronic inflammatory responses in the endometrium, it is possible that prolonged insertion of an IUD could induce endometrial cancer. METHODS We examined the relation between use of an IUD and endometrial cancer risk using data from a multicentre case-control study involving 405 endometrial cancer cases and 297 population controls. RESULTS A total of 20 (4.9%) cases and 34 (11.4%) controls reported any use of an IUD. After… CONTINUE READING

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