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02 July 2010

Drug may shrink fibroids, save fertility

Preliminary research suggests that a new drug treatment shrinks uterine fibroids and helps women with the non-cancerous tumours retain their fertility.

Preliminary research suggests that a new drug treatment shrinks uterine fibroids and helps women with the non-cancerous tumours retain their fertility.
 

In two new studies, researchers tested a drug called ulipristal acetate (also known as ellaOne), which blocks ovulation and is used as a form of emergency contraception. It works by adjusting the body's reaction to the hormone progesterone.
 

 
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