Objective: To assess the feasibility of using medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) to treat early-stage endometrial cancer in young women who want to preserve their reproductive potential.
Methods: Prospective observational study of 5 young patients (mean [SD] age, 38.4 [4.8] years; range, 33-41 years) with a grade 1 endometrial cancer that is presumably confined to the endometrium. The subjects were given a daily oral dose of 500 mg of MPA and LNG-IUS placement. They were followed with dilation and curettage every 3 months.
Results: Complete remission was shown in 4 of 5 patients, and one patient showed partial remission. Biopsy results were negative in 2 patients at 3 months, in 1 patient at 6 months, and in 1 patient at 12 months. No treatment-related complications occurred. No recurrence was found during the follow-up period (mean [SD], 10.2 [3.6] months; range, 6-16 months).
Conclusions: The concomitant use of MPA with LNG-IUS is feasible for conservative treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer in young women who want to preserve their reproductive potential.
- Endometrial cancer
- Medroxyprogesterone acetate
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