January, 2011

Uterus-Sparing Procedure for Fibroids: A Choice for Women

Of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States every year, 1/3 of these are due to a diagnosis of uterine fibroids, common benign tumors occurring in the female genital tract. In fact, many women suffer with the symptoms of fibroids, including pain and heavy bleeding, for years because they want to avoid a hysterectomy. It is important for every…

UFE Viable Option for Patients with Fibroids

BY HOLLI W. HAYNIE Uterine fibroids afflict 20 to 40 percent of women age 35 and older. Uterine fibroids are common benign growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Sizes range from a quarter of an inch to larger than a cantaloupe, and typically there is more than one fibroid present. African American women are at a…