News | April 19, 2010

FTC Sponsors Fibroid Awareness Week

April 19, 2010 – The Fibroid Treatment Collective (FTC) has launched an annual observance called Fibroid Awareness Week scheduled this year for April 19-23, which is dedicated to education about fibroids that affect upwards of 50 percent of all women.
Concern for the high number of unnecessary hysterectomies and dissatisfaction with other treatment outcomes led Bruce McLucas, M.D., founder of the collective and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, to become a non-surgical treatment advocate. His goal, and the mission of FTC, is to ensure women with fibroids know all the options when it comes to treatment. FTC advocates embolization as a safe alternative to other fibroid treatments.

In gynecology, embolization is used to reduce bleeding during uterine surgery. Founding members of the Fibroid Treatment Collective also noticed it shrinks fibroids. The promise of an effective, noninvasive 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.

Several special events will highlight the week, including a Fibroid Treatment Seminar on Wednesday, April 21 in Pasadena, Calif., at 6:00 p.m. and a national Fibroid Treatment Webinar, at 5 p.m., Friday, April 23. Both are free, and reservations can be made at www.fibroids.com.

Uterine fibroids can affect women of all ages, but are most common in women ages 40 to 50. “We felt the best way to reach out to almost half the women around the world who may have symptoms of fibroids was through an annual educational observance and to disseminate accurate and timely information about diagnosis and treatment,” said McLucas. “The Fibroid Treatment Collective was founded 12 years ago to educate women about fibroids and various treatment options,” he added.

Women interested in learning more about Fibroid Awareness Week can join a national live chat Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST at www.fibroids.com.

For more information: www.fibroids.com

Related Content

Partial Breast Irradiation Effective, Convenient Treatment Option for Low-Risk Breast Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | May 20, 2019
Partial breast irradiation produces similar long-term survival rates and risk for recurrence compared with whole breast...
Managing Architectural Distortion on Mammography Based on MR Enhancement
News | Mammography | May 15, 2019
High negative predictive values (NPV) in mammography architectural distortion (AD) without ultrasonographic (US)...
Screening MRI Detects BI-RADS 3 Breast Cancer in High-risk Patients
News | MRI Breast | May 09, 2019
When appropriate, short-interval follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify early-stage breast...
Novel Artificial Intelligence Method Predicts Future Risk of Breast Cancer
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 08, 2019
Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new tool with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) methods to...
Georgia Becomes 38th State With Breast Density Inform Law
News | Breast Density | May 06, 2019
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed breast density inform bill HB62 into law May 3, 2019. The law, which becomes effective...
American Society of Breast Surgeons Issues Risk-based Screening Mammography Guidelines
News | Mammography | May 03, 2019
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) has released the first screening mammography guidelines based on a...
Hologic Launches Trident HD Specimen Radiography System
Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | April 26, 2019
Hologic Inc. announced global commercial availability of the Trident HD specimen radiography system. The next-...
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center Begins Breast Cancer Study Enrollment
News | Proton Therapy | April 25, 2019
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center announced two major efforts representing significant steps forward in breast...
Women With Coronary Artery Wall Thickness at Risk for Heart Disease
News | Cardiac Imaging | April 25, 2019
The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an independent marker for...
The Cianna Medical Savi Scout Radar Localization system, showing the console, detector and the marker, with a size comparison and X-ray images inside breast tissue. For more information on the learning curve of its use http://sabcs16.posterview.com/nosl/p/P1-11-06.

The Cianna Medical Savi Scout Radar Localization system, showing the console, detector and the marker, with a size comparison and X-ray images inside breast tissue. For more information on the learning curve of its use http://sabcs16.posterview.com/nosl/p/P1-11-06.

Feature | Breast Imaging | April 24, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Wires have traditionally been placed prior to lumpectomy to mark cancerous tissues in the breast.