Tag Archives: posts tagged as"Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation"

A Surgical Procedure’s Risks, Unmentioned – The New York Times

Many patients assume that, like prescription drugs, surgical procedures and instruments undergo extensive testing and must be government-approved. It’s not necessarily so. Developers, of course, do test new instruments, and practitioners often train with an expert before using them unsupervised … Continue reading

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Woman Treated In Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial Shares Her Story

NBC Chicago talks to Jennifer, a uterine fibroid patient who took part in a focused ultrasound clinical trial. She speaks about her experience a day after doctors at the University of Chicago treated her two fibroids, one the size of … Continue reading

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Press Release: Launch of multicenter RELIEF registry to collect data on MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment for uterine fibroids

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Study Shows Good Longterm Outcomes for Focused Ultrasound

We have good news for those of you who may be interested in having MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment (MRgFUS) for uterine fibroids, but are unsure of the results you would get longterm. A study just published in the journal Academic Radiology … Continue reading

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In a Patient’s Words: Yvonne’s Story

Ten years ago, Yvonne’s gynecologist diagnosed her with fibroids and recommended a hysterectomy. The following is a transcript of Yvonne’s testimonial at the April 27 Fibroid Relief At Last Houston event. Fibroid Relief Advisory Board Member and event panelist Dr. … Continue reading

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New Study Links Hysterectomy With Heart Disease

All treatment options for uterine fibroids have their pros and cons.  However, we feel strongly that if a woman can spare their uterus, it is better for their health in the long term.  Case in point: new research demonstrates the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Fibroid Relief

Executive Director Tina Krall wishes you Happy Holidays on behalf of Fibroid Relief.

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Happy Happy…Ever So Grateful, Too!

This Tuesday, Nov. 2 (my husband, Dave’s birthday) will mark my third year anniversary after receiving the treatment of focused ultrasound for a ferocious ginormous awful uterine invader…the dreaded f-i-b-r-o-i-d!! I am grateful! Medical technological advancements (i.e., focused ultrasound) has afforded all of us … Continue reading

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Options Galore!

When you speak/write your ‘truth’ in a transparent, vulnerable and raw fashion, you better be prepared for all manner of commented viewpoints…running the gamut from supportive to vehemently opposed! My last week’s blog  illicited an amazing spectrum of responses…frankly, I … Continue reading

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Is It…Is It Really?

Is it hysteria to scream from the (proverbial) rooftops, just to let you know that every minute, of every hour, of every day, a women is uterus-ectomized for a benign condition like fibroids…is it really? Is it maniacal to be incensed about the … Continue reading

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