Posts by DR. HARRIS, FTC

Fibroids: Are They Making Sex Painful for You?

If you are a woman reading this, the odds are that you have or have had uterine fibroids but didn’t even know it. These benign growths of muscle and connective tissue of the uterus are a common occurrence, affecting 60-80 percent of women. Also, they generally do not cause any symptoms. There are times, however, that their…

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Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the Facts about fibroids

Fibroids are uterine overgrowths that develop in and around the uterus in a female. They are nothing but the normal tissue that starts growing abnormally to form a benign or a non-cancerous tumor. Fibroids have become an extremely common condition that can be experienced by females after puberty and the peak incidence of occurrence is…

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TRUST Study to look at the costs of fibroid care

The article below discusses one of several ongoing medical research studies about the benefits of three different types of fibroid treatments. In the TRUST Study, one of the end goals is to determine which of the 3 treatments is the most cost effective for women and their health insurance carriers. Another promising study is the…

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American Medical Association Supports Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

Halt Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company, developing minimally invasive, uterine sparing solutions for women who suffer from symptomatic fibroids, announced today that with the support of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and other independent laparoscopic gynecologists, the American Medical Association (AMA) has…

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Sonata Technology Platform Featured in Presentations at Upcoming Congress

Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of advanced incision-free solutions for the treatment of uterine conditions, today announced that its Sonata® System technology platform for transcervical incision-free treatment of uterine fibroids will be featured in three presentations at the 61st Annual German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (DGGG) Congress to be held…

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Nationwide project will track uterine fibroid treatment outcomes

A cohort of 10 clinical centers across the U.S. recently announced that they will collaborate on a large-scale study on the effectiveness of various treatments for uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are a common type of benign tumor in women. Some are entirely asymptomatic, while others can cause significant pain, bleeding and fertility problems. “Uterine fibroids…

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Michigan joins national, $20M research project to improve fibroid treatment

The University of Michigan will join nine other clinical centers across the country working to compare the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids. The five-year, $20 million project is funded by The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The effort centers around building…

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Treatment of fibroids depends on childbearing decision

As I’ll explain shortly, the first question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to have children in the future. That’s because some of the most effective treatments for fibroids make becoming pregnant more difficult, or impossible. But, first, let me explain what fibroids are. They are tumors that form in or on…

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Black Women Await More Federal Research Into Fibroids

One of the interesting points that this article makes is that women often wait 2-4 YEARS before getting help for their fibroids! That adds up to a lot of missed work days, wasted family vacations, and too many months of suffering. Our goal at The Fibroid Treatment Center is to help educate women on their…

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