Women Seek Choices When Fibroid Tumors Strike
- Created: January 7, 2009
- by: admin
By Linda Villarosa
The story is too common: a woman goes to her doctor to treat her heavy menstrual bleeding. She is told she has fibroids, but is reassured it is normal. Six months later, her fibroids have grown and she is told she needs a hysterectomy. At the age of 32, she still wants to be able to have children. Fibroids are common in women in their 30s and 40s, and as more women are waiting to have children, they find out they have fibroids, which can complicate pregnancy. In the past, there were few alternative to hysterectomy. Health experts are pushing to alter the options for treatment of fibroids as the demographic of women learning they have fibroids changes. Treatment for fibroids is important to fertility, longevity and health for women, and can’t be ignored.