A New Way to Zap Away Uterine Fibroids

Posted on March 17th, 2010 by

Focused ultrasound is an effective way to get rid of uterine fibroids, the noncancerous but troublesome tumors that can grow inside the uterus, new research shows…

 

In the study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic treated 119 women with focused ultrasound. One year after the treatment, 74 percent of women said their improvement of symptoms was "excellent," while 16 percent said the improvement was "considerable."

 

About 8 percent of women needed to have another form of fibroid treatment within a year, said study author Dr. Gina Hesley, an assistant professor of interventional radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

 

HealthDay, by Jenifer Goodwin, 3/17/2010

 

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