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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Uterine Fibroids and Scarf Giveaway

Have you ever heard of uterine fibroids? What are they? Is it possible you have them?

Well, let me explain a little about them today. Uterine fibroids (also referred to as myoma, leiomyoma, leiomyomata, and fibromyoma) are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus. Between 20-50% of women of childbearing age have uterine fibroids. While many women do not experience any problems, symptoms can be severe enough to require treatment.

Types of uterine fibroids
You can see the four different types of fibroids in the picture above.

Fibroids range in size from very small (coin sized) to larger than a melon. A very large uterine fibroid can cause the uterus to expand to the size of a six or seven-month pregnancy. There can either be one dominant fibroid or a cluster of many small fibroids.

There are many treatment options including MR Guided focused ultrasound which destroy fibroids without incisions.

Since, I am not a fan of hysterectomy for many reasons, I appreciate that Uterine-Fibroids.org promotes MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) as a preferable treatment for uterine fibroids and as a replacement for hysterectomy. MRgFUS, treats uterine fibroids non-invasively in an out patient setting without the need for general anesthesia or hospitalization, greatly reducing recovery time and the risks of side effects.
 
Insightec is the developer of ExAblate One for women's health and ExAblate OR (the non-invasive operating room), MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery, the cutting edge of fibroid treatment without cutting.

If you or someone you love suffers from Uterine Fibroids, now you have some great information on where to go and what to do.

Now, for the fun! Insightec is giving away (1) cozy, cream-colored fleece scarf valued at $20 to (1) lucky winner!

Want to win? Here's how to enter:
**Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.


For more entries:

Tell me if you have had any experiences with Uterine Fibroids. (1 entry)


Follow Treat Fibroids on Twitter. (1 entry)

Check out Uterine Fibroids on YouTube and tell me one thing you learned. (1 entry)

Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural and comment about it. (1 entry)


Vote for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs or We're on the Fence. (1 entry per vote/day and copy the link back in your comment for it to be valid)


Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.(2 entries)


Follow @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.(1 entry)


Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook.(2 entries)


Comment on any of my posts about healthy and natural living that you have not commented on before. I love to hear your thoughts!! (1 entry)

The deadline for this giveaway is August 17th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win.

 * Uterine Fibroids.org provided me a scarf, and I was under no obligation to write this post. Nor was I under any obligation to sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*

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  8. I am following on GFC as Anne-Marie T.

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  9. I have had uterine fibriods. During an exploratory procedure they also found pre-cancer cells, so I ended up having a full hysterectomy.

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  15. no experience with uterine fibroids

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  19. I have not had any issues with uterine fibroids, that I know of.
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  20. Found out that in certain regions there are research treatment options for additional clinical indications such as: adenomyosis, breast cancer, prostate cancer, pain palliation of bone metastases and various other indications.

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  32. I follow you on GFC as Avrora Davidovna.

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  33. I don't have any experience with uterine fibroids, but I have family members who do.

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  37. I have a Uterine Fibroid that was discovered when I was expecting a baby. I still have it and so far,no real problems

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  45. I have no experience with UF.

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  50. I had fibroid tumors in 1999. The doctor said mine was the biggest he had ever seen the size of a grapefruit.
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