“I want everyone to know that fibroid disease is curable.” Doctors raise awareness of uterine fibroids
July is Fibroid Awareness Month, and doctors want to raise awareness and inform women about fibroids and how to treat them.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous - the benign tumors develop in the uterus. According to the co-founder and CEO of USA Clinics Group, Yan Katsnelson, 70-80% of women will have fibroid disease at some point.
Common symptoms include prolonged and painful menstrual cycles, severe cramps and infertility. Fibroids can also cause miscarriages.
Women are often advised to have procedures, like a hysterectomy, to treat fibroids, but a non-surgery alternative called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) also exists.
Katsnelson says that UFE takes no longer than 40 minutes, with those receiving the procedure able to return home just one hour after it’s done.
USA Clinics Group is hosting an event on July 28 in Manhattan to heighten awareness about fibroids and their impact.