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A new survey shows that fewer than half of women afflicted with uterine fibroid tumors are being informed by their gynecologists of a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy, the most common treatment for the condition. The survey, to be released tomorrow, was conducted on behalf of BioSphere Medical Inc., a Rockland, Mass., company that makes ... Read more Hysterectomy Still Main Tumor Option

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Maybe I’m the wrong ex-patient to be telling you this: Experimental surgery erased Stage III colon cancer from my shell-shocked body six years ago. But even I’ve got to admit that all is not well in America’s operating rooms: At least 12,000 Americans die each year from unnecessary surgery, according to a Journal of the ... Read more 5 operations you don’t want to get– and what to do instead – CNN.com

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Treating Troubling Fibroids Without Surgery By: Linda Villarosa November 23, 2004 Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, shares at least one thing with millions of other American women: she had fibroids, benign tumors in the uterus that required treatment. Ms. Rice, the nominee for secretary of state, entered the hospital for an overnight stay last ... Read more Treating Troubling Fibroids Without Surgery

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This study done by Dr. McLucas assesses patients that have undergone unilateral uterine artery embolization. He followed up with four of the 12 patients to see their symptoms post-operation. Title: Outcomes following Unilateral Uterine Artery Embolization Authors: By: Bruce McLucas, MD, Richard A Reed, MD, Scott Goodwin,MD, Arnold Rappaport, MD, Louis Adler, MD, Rita Perrella, ... Read more Outcomes Following Unilateral Uterine Artery Embolization

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By: Lee Peterson When doctors told Victoria Overton she needed a hysterectomy, she balked. She wanted to know the alternatives. But her first- and second-opinion gynecologists gave her no options. To them, a large uterine fibroid on her uterus meant that the entire organ would have to be removed. The benign tumor was causing problems: ... Read more Fibroid method offers a choice

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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, FACS, Louis Adler, MD, Rita Perrella, MD JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS January 2001 Volume 192 pp. 95-105 Summary BACKGROUND: Earlier studies demonstrated the efficacy of uterine fibloid embolization (UFE). We seek to demonstrate the success of the procedure in a community hospital setting, and we attempt to identify ... Read more Nonsurgical Treatment for Symptomatic Fibroids

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Alternatives to Hysterectomy Despite a decades-old debate over its medical necessity, hysterectomy is still the most common non-obstetrical major surgery performed on women in the United States. By the time a woman reaches age 60, the chances are about 1 in 3 that she will have had her uterus removed, and possibly her ovaries as ... Read more Alternatives to Hysterectomy

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By: Kathleen Fackelmann NEW YORK (AP) — Arleen Chatman’s mother had a hysterectomy. Her grandmother had a hysterectomy. So did her sister, two aunts and a cousin, who was only 32 when the family problem uterine fibroids struck her as they do millions of women every year. Chatman, 57, was determined to buck her history, ... Read more Hope Offered Against Hysterectomy

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By: Bruce McLucas, S.C. Goodwin and D. Kaminsky MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 7 No. 3 pp. 267-271 Summary Embolization of the uterine arteries, used for many types of pelvic haemorrhage, recentiy has been successfully applied to women suffering from myomata uterus. As a side effect of embolisation, myomata shrink more than ... Read more The Embolized Fibroid Uterus

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