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Before exploring any treatment, there are a lot of factors to consider, both physical and emotional - from the severity of your symptoms to the impact of surgery. To help you get started in the right direction, first tell us about your current situation.

Before exploring any treatment, there are a lot of factors to consider, both physical and emotional - from the severity of your symptoms to the impact of surgery. To help you get started in the right direction, first tell us about your current situation.
Nearly 80 percent of women will have uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids account for nearly one third of all hysterectomies

Less than one percent of uterine fibroids are cancerous

Fibroids affect approximately 25 million women in the United States

African-American women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids than white, Asian, or Hispanic women

About six million women in the U.S. are symptomatic enough to see a doctor

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References

  1. Khan AT, Shehmar M, Gupta JK. Uterine fibroids: current perspectives. Int J Womens Health. 2014 Jan 29;6:95-114.
  2. Journal Paper reviewed July 2017: Myers ER, Barber MD, Gustilo-Ashby T, Couchman G, Matcher DB, McCrory DC. Management of leiomyomata: what do we really know?. Obstet Gynecol. 2002;100:8–17
  3. UCLA OBGYN. What are fibroids? http://obgyn.ucla.edu/fibroids Reviewed July 2017
  4. Website section “Understanding Fibroids” Reviewed July 2017: https://bruceleemd.com/understanding-uterine-fibroids/
  5. Level of Evidence. Reviewed July 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1847590/

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