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Uterine Fibroid Patient Featured on CBS Evening News Has Become an Advocate for MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Date:6/22/2011

n appeal her insurance company's decision. She received two treatments on consecutive days just before Christmas, the second of which was taped by CBS News.

As an expression of her gratitude, Small has become an advocate for both focused ultrasound and patient empowerment, especially among young women like herself. Six weeks after treatment, she returned to Charlottesville for a follow-up visit at UVA and to participate as a panelist at the Focused ultrasound Surgery Foundation's Fibroid Relief at Last event.

More recently, she posted an account of her illness, treatment and recovery on the Fibroid Relief website, which ends with a powerful personal message to others: "Knowledge is power. Educate yourself so you can play a more active role in your own healthcare."

Click here to read Stephanie Small's personal account of her illness, treatment and recovery.

Click here to watch CBS Evening News report, "Ultrasound replaces scalpel for some tumor ops."

About the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation

Driven by the desire to save lives, alleviate suffering and prevent disability, the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation is devoted to advancing one of modern medicine's most promising and game-changing technologies, noninvasive magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (FUS).

Founded in 2006 and based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Foundation is a high-performance, not-for-profit organization with global reach and an entrepreneurial spirit. To accelerate the availability and reimbursement of FUS treatments, we host symposia and workshops, fund research and fellowships, support the establishment of FUS Centers of Excellence, promote patient awareness and education, and serve as the nexus of a collaborative research network c
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