Endometrial Cancer After Endometrial Ablation vs Medical Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Study Objective: To investigate whether endometrial ablation is associated with increased risk or delayed diagnosis of endometrial cancer compared with medical management of abnormal uterine bleeding

Conclusions: No difference was observed in endometrial cancer rates, and there was no delay in diagnosis when comparing endometrial ablation vs medical management. Further studies are needed to investigate the effect of previous ablation exposure on histology or cancer stage at manifestation of endometrial cancer.

Robert L. Dood, MD, MSCE*, Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE, Mary D. Sammel, ScD, Kevin Haynes, PharmD, MSCE, Suneeta Senapati, MD, and Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH

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