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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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Hysterectomy: Know Before You Go

A diagnosis of problematic fibroids, endometriosis or abnormal bleeding could lead your doctor to recommend a hysterectomy. But before you get rolled into the OR, ask questions. “Patients who regret the procedure usually aren’t presented with all their options,” says … Continue reading

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Uterine Surgical Technique Is Linked to Abnormal Growths and Cancer Spread

By DENISE GRADY FEB. 6, 2014 Concerns are increasing among doctors about the safety of a procedure performed on tens of thousands of women a year in the United States who undergo surgery to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus, … Continue reading

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The Health Problem You Have An 80% Chance Of Getting

By Markham Heid Fibroids—benign tumors that develop in the muscle tissue of the uterus—show up in 80% of women by age 50. But despite their prevalence and the risks they pose, the average sufferer waits nearly four years before seeking … Continue reading

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Doctor Radio: Fibroids Interview with Dr. Elizabeth A. Stewart, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Elizabeth Stewart of the Mayo Clinic aired on October 10, 2013 on Sirius XM Doctor Radio with host Dr. Nieca Goldberg.

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Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds

But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatmentsBy Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter http://consumer.healthday.com/women-s-health-information-34/fibroids-news-309/uterine-fibroids-take-heavy-toll-on-women-survey-finds-680933.html THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) — Women with uterine fibroids wait more than three years on average before seeking treatment, even though symptoms often interfere … Continue reading

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Press release: Large-Scale Survey of Women with Uterine Fibroids Reveals Significant Impact on Quality of Life and Workplace Performance and Desire for Less Invasive Treatment Options

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AARP article names Hysterectomy one of “4 Surgeries to Avoid”

…3. Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids Each year approximately 600,000 American women have hysterectomies, or removal of the uterus, and studies show that the vast majority are unnecessary. A hysterectomy is critical when the patient has cancer (which is the case for about … Continue reading

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Long term effectiveness of hysterectomy: a focus on the aging patient

Abstract of Forsgen C and Altman D. Long term effects of hysterectomy: focus on aging patient. Aging Health (2013)9(20) 179-187 and Medscape Hysterectomy is the second most common major surgical procedure performed in women worldwide and almost one in three … 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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