How HackensackUMC Doctors Saved Mom’s Fertility

MaryBeth Stancato of New Milford always knew she wanted several children. At the age of 37, the mother of three children and her husband wanted a fourth child. But, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to have another baby. “Two years ago, my cycle was changing in that both the duration and frequency…

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CARE About Fibroids Launches Website, Social Media Campaign to Promote Education, Awareness of Uterine Fibroids

CARE (Community, Action, Research, and Education) About Fibroids, a recently-formed nonprofit women’s health organization dedicated to increasing awareness of uterine fibroids, today unveiled a patient-centered online resource to help educate and inform patients about uterine fibroids. The website, www.CAREaboutFibroids.org, serves as a one-stop shop for the “411” on uterine fibroids, as well as a compilation…

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Why Many Women Unnecessarily Get a Hysterectomy

Kim Fenoglia didn’t know what to expect when she went to her doctor to deal with her painful and unusually heavy bleeding during menstruation. An ultrasound revealed that small uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths, were the cause of her discomfort. Her physician prescribed a hormone, which alleviated Fenoglia’s symptoms for a couple of years. But the…

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Southern California and Atlanta Leading the Country in Fibroid Care

The Fibroid Treatment Center located in Southern California and the Atlanta Interventional Institute in Atlanta Georgia are leading the country in fibroid care. These two specialized centers focus on providing uterus sparing treatments for women with fibroids which helps prevent hysterectomy. Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE for short, is an out-patient, non-surgical fibroid treatment which…

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WebMD Says Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments

Many American women with uterine fibroids don’t know there’s a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds. “Misperceptions about uterine fibroids and the treatments available often lead women to undergo invasive and potentially unnecessary surgery for their fibroids, despite more than 20 years of clinical use…

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How Intramural Uterine Fibroids May Affect IVF Outcomes

Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors of the myometrium. Up to 70% of white women and 90% of African American women will develop fibroids by age 50 years. About one quarter of reproductive-age women will experience symptoms, which are either associated with menstruation (menometrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea) or are related to the size of the fibroid (pressure,…

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) blocks blood flow to fibroids so they stop growing or shrink. But the technique hasn’t been recommended for women who hope to conceive since it was unclear if blood flow might…

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