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Photos: One Million Patients Choose Hologic's NovaSure(R) System Over Hysterectomy
Date:7/28/2009

"My doctor tried to regulate my cycle by changing my birth control prescription, but this new pill did not help to lessen my bleeding. I became increasingly worried that I'd have an accident in public. After speaking with some friends and almost canceling my birthday dinner, I decided to talk to my doctor again about my cycle to discuss alternative options." Yvette's doctor referred her to Dr. Schade who suggested she have the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure. NovaSure effectively treated Yvette's symptoms in a matter of minutes, allowed her to avoid hysterectomy and regain the confidence that living with problem periods took away from her. "NovaSure gave me back my life."

NovaSure is appropriate only for premenopausal women with patient-perceived excessive menstrual bleeding due to benign causes who have completed childbearing. NovaSure does not replace birth control for the prevention of pregnancy.

About the NovaSure System

The NovaSure endometrial ablation system, manufactured and marketed by Hologic, Inc., is a next-generation, minimally invasive treatment for excessive menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia. The NovaSure system works by applying a 90-second, precisely controlled dose of radio-frequency energy to remove the lining of the uterus. Unlike other endometrial ablation treatments, the NovaSure procedure is customized to each patient and requires no hormonal pre-treatment, which is often associated with side-effects and treatment delays. It can be performed in an outpatient setting or doctor's office at any time during the menstrual cycle, increasing flexibility for both the patient and physician. The NovaSure procedure provides a safe and effective alternative to hysterectomy and oral contraceptive therapy for women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding. For more information, visit www.novasure.com.

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