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FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators to treat uterine fibroids

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in women being treated for uterine fibroids. In an updated safety communication, originally issued in April 2014, the FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the

A Medical Device is Sidelined, but Too Late for One Woman

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Linda Interlichia arrived alone at her family’s Cape Cod vacation home a half-mile from the beach last fall. Her routine there had been unchanged for years: She opened the doors to let the breeze flow in from the marsh and sat on the deck in the afternoon, sipping a glass

Deadly Medicine: A Common Surgery for Women and the Cancer It Leaves Behind

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Since the 1990s, thousands of women have undertaken a surgical procedure that may have risked their lives. After Dr. Amy Reed had surgery to remove uterine fibroids, involving a procedure known as power morcellation, she learned that it had worsened her prognosis by spreading a cancer she and her doctors