As many as 60 percent of women in their 30s or older have uterine fibroids. Most don’t even know it.
Fibroids are tumors of smooth muscle tissue that form in the uterus. They are almost always benign, meaning they are not cancerous. But in some cases, you may need fibroids treatment.
Just like our center in California, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center has a fibroid treatment center.
The center offers women much-valued convenience. “During a one-day visit, you can have necessary diagnostic tests done, the results of these tests evaluated, and then meet with our physicians for a counseling session to determine your best plan of action,” says Dr. Guido.
In the past, the leading treatment for UFTs has been a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). “It’s still the only way to totally prevent fibroids from recurring,” says Philip Orons, DO, chief of interventional radiology at Magee. “But women who are planning to have children or who are some years away from menopause may want to consider other options.”
For Robin, her treatment of choice was a uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive procedure requiring little downtime. “The procedure literally changed my life,” says Robin.
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