Navigation Links
Fourth Annual Fibroid Awareness Week April 22-27 – Providing Hope for Women with Fibroids
Date:4/16/2013

Los Angeles (CA) (PRWEB) April 16, 2013

One out of three women over the age of 45 will suffer from fibroids and many will undergo unnecessary hysterectomies. Fibroid Awareness Week was established in 2010 to help spread the word about fibroids and the treatment options.

Fibroid Awareness Week is sponsored by The Fibroid Treatment Collective and its founder, Bruce McLucas, M.D.

“Too many women are not receiving enough information on all of the options for treating fibroids,” said Dr. McLucas, “and some are not receiving any information at all. During Fibroid Awareness Week, we focus on separating fact from fiction and help women choose the option that is best for them.”

During this important week, a number of free events are scheduled to help educate women about fibroids and treatment choices, including embolization – a non-surgical treatment.

Scheduled events:

“15 Minutes with an Expert”
Monday, April 22, 2013
10 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT)
Women can use Facebook to talk to an expert about fibroids, ask questions, get advice and connect with other women.
RSVP online at » Facebook.com/fibroids

Fibroid Webinar
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT)
Women will receive the facts about fibroids and learn about a treatment that maintains fertility.
» Register Online

“15 Minutes with an Expert”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
3 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EDT)
Women can use Facebook to talk to an expert about fibroids, ask questions, get advice and connect with other women.
RSVP online at » Facebook.com/fibroids

KJLH Women's Health Forum and Seminar
Saturday, April 27, 2013
8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) Live Health Panel Discussion
11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Fibroid Seminar
Los Angeles Convention Center and Theatre, West Hall Parking
» Register for the Seminar online or call (866) 362-6463

At the 13th Annual KJLH Women's Health Forum, Dr. McLucas and other healthcare professionals will talk about topics affecting women's health during a live broadcast at 8 a.m.. That will be followed by a Fibroid Seminar at 11 a.m. in the Convention Center Theater, West Hall Parking. There, guests will learn about fibroids, hear real patient stories and get one-on-one time with the doctor.

“Our goal during the fourth annual Fibroid Awareness Week, is to make it easy for women with fibroids to have access to all the information they need to make an informed decision about their course of treatment,” said Dr. McLucas. “There is so much more they need to know and understand.”

Fibroid Facts:

  •     Fibroids will affect one out of three women over 45 years of age.
  •     At least 50 percent will have symptoms severe enough to require treatment.
  •     African American women have the highest incidence of fibroids.
  •     Many of the 600,000 annual hysterectomies used to treat fibroids are unnecessary.
  •     Uterine fibroids cost the U.S. health care system anywhere from $5.9 billion to $34.4 billion a year. The costs stem largely from lost work and disability.
  •     More than $5 billion dollars is spent on hysterectomies annually, and up to 144 million work hours are lost due to procedure recovery.
  •     Approximately 660 women die each year in the United States due to complications from a hysterectomy.
  •     An estimated 25,000 uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedures have been performed worldwide.

The Fibroid Treatment Collective is a medical group of fibroid experts dedicated to curing fibroids with minimally invasive therapy with a special emphasis on embolization. Embolization is recognized as an effective procedure by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The Fibroid Treatment Collective was founded by Dr. Bruce McLucas, a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist that performed the first U.S. embolization in 1994 at UCLA Medical Center.

For more information on Fibroid Awareness Week, to register for any of the free events, or to request a free consultation with Dr. McLucas, visit fibroids.com/faw or call (866) 362-6463.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10634695.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Mid-America Hand to Shoulder Clinic Offers Tips for a Safe Fourth of July
2. New Plants from Hines Growers Add Firework Colors to Fourth of July Celebrations and Summer Fun
3. Liquidation Channel Announces its Fourth of July Celebrations Featuring Diamond Smackdown
4. Light Fireworks Not Cigarettes this Fourth of July with South Beach Smoke
5. Having a Blast on the Fourth? Keep Fido Safe
6. Golden age of prostate cancer treatment hailed as fourth drug in 2 years extends life
7. RMACT Opens Fourth Location in Trumbull, CT
8. Fourth Annual Georgia Partnership for Telehealth, Inc. Conference, Impacting Lives Through Applied Technology, to be held March 18-20th 2013 in Savannah, Georgia
9. For the Fourth Year in a row, Blue Springs Ford Donates to Impact Ministries in Eastern Jackson County
10. Kessler Foundation names Dr. John Whyte recipient of Foundations 2nd Annual DeLisa Award
11. Presidential Recognition Awards presented during the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) aired ... of 2016. The program was made possible by a Pennsylvania Department of Health ... and Human Services Administration. The broadcast, Use Your Head: Properly Managing Sport ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... pleased to announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for ... JMIR Medical Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman , ... Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Fairmont ... and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have been ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... has been recognized for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, ... organizations, announced the center's president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... San Francisco, California (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... health coaches, has raised an $18M Series B led by Canvas Ventures . ... use the capital to scale its mobile platform to serve more consumers who are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... Pa. , Dec. 9, 2016 Department ... announced temporary regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries under Act ... Pennsylvania Bulletin , and are now available online ... is needed in the plan for operation; process for ... dispensary; as well as where the dispensary facilities can ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 8, 2016 IRIDEX Corporation ... to offer newly issued shares of common stock, $0.01 par ... to an underwritten public offering.  The final terms of the ... time of pricing, and there can be no assurance as ... IRIDEX expects to use the net proceeds it will ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... NEW YORK , Dec. 8, 2016 ... ... such as reducing loss of blood during surgeries, lowering the ... surgeries, and decreasing risks of SSIs. The patient warming systems ... and intravascular warming systems.These benefits in turn reduce the stay ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: