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Fibroid treatment costs exceed $21 billion a year. Learn about the most cost effective and viable treatment options available to women suffering from troublesome fibroids. Uterine Fibroid Embolization was back in the spotlight in a recent NY Times article. Author Jane Brody gave a candid account of the experience of a close friend having trouble […]

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The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published an article this month touting the benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization over Hysterectomy and Myomectomy. A recent article published by The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology concluded that Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a safe and effective treatment for uterine fibroids, specifically when presented with traditional […]

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New England Journal of Medicine article identifies Uterine Fibroid Embolization as a safe and effective treatment alternative to hysterectomy. On August 13, 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article written by Scott C. Goodwin and James B. Spies that identifies Uterine Fibroid Embolization as a safe and effective treatment option for women […]

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ABC Newschannel 8 reported recently on the success of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE). A staggering 40% of women over 35 are affected by fibroids and 30,000 women have hysterectomies each year, a number that can be dramatically reduced with the embolization alternative. And among patients that have myomectomies, […]

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The Suburban Journals in St. Louis Missouri reported on fibroid embolization as an important alternative to hysterectomy. The Suburban Journals in St. Louis Missouri reported on fibroid embolization as an important alternative to hysterectomy. The article points out that many women with asymptomatic fibroids don’t necessarily experience the common symptoms, however, symptomatic fibroids often cause […]

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A small womens group in Pennsylvania is making fibroid education and other health issues faced by women a priority. Fibroid education for women is becoming a priority with a small womens group in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The group, called Spirit of Women, has teamed up with the Pocono Health System to present seminars that address […]

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Detroit Examiner author Sherry Dansby talked about the commonality of Fibroids in women Detroit Examiner author Sherry Dansby reports on the commonality of Fibroids in women, including common symptoms, when to treat the fibroid and how to treat them, with Uterine Fibroid Embolization being at the top of the list for treatment. * Please note, […]

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Symptomatic uterine fibroids are often cured by a hysterectomy, the removal of a woman’s uterus and the fibroids growing within it. While this may be a treatment option for post menopausal women, there are many women who want effective treatment without loosing their ability to bear children. Uterine Artery Embolization is a procedure that can […]

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Now, an old technique is providing women who suffer from uterine fibroids a nonsurgical treatment alternative. Physicians have used embolization for more than two decades to treat pelvic bleeding and trauma, and now they are using the procedure to shrink uterine fibroids too. Now, an old technique is providing women who suffer from uterine fibroids […]

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A recent study published in the Journal of Roentgenology reported on pregnancies and their outcome after uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine fibroids. From 2001 to 2004, 102 patients (mean age, 35.7 years; range, 20–48 years) with symptomatic uterine fibroids underwent uterine artery embolization. A recent study published in the Journal of Roentgenology reported on pregnancies […]

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