Fibroid Awareness Week

22 Apr

There is something out there that is affecting more than 40% of women. In African-American communities, about half of the female population has gotten it. What is this silent epidemic?

Fibroids.

April 19 began Fibroid Awareness Week, and Masque has become one of the many vehicles delivering this important message. For those who are not aware, Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths that appear on the muscular wall of the uterus. They range in size from microscopic to masses that fill the entire abdominal cavity, and in some cases become as large as a five month pregnancy.

Up until now, the treatment for this issue has been hysterectomy. There are non-surgical options out there (with the most popular being embolization), and many people are pushing for this. Dr. Bruce McLucas, founder of the national Fibroid Treatment Collective, has made it his mission to educate women on all of their options when it comes to treatment along with informing about this silent attacker.

In gynecology, embolization was used to reduce bleeding during uterine surgery. Founding members of the Fibroid Treatment Collective noticed another important effect. It shrank fibroids. The promise of an effective, non-invasive treatment led to research, trials and medical acceptance.  Today more than several hundred thousand women world-wide have found relief with this safe, simple procedure.  The Fibroid Treatment Collective performed the very first fibroid embolization in America, and has perfected the procedure with thousands of successful treatments to date.  Dr. McLucas is one of the only gynecologists in America accredited in the skills necessary to perform embolization.

Please be sure to  visit The Fibroid Treatment Collective to find out more information about fibroids, treatment, and Fibroids Awareness Week. Stay informed.

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