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Attend a free women’s health seminar on treatment for uterine fibroids

4/6/2010, 9:04 p.m.
Susan K. O’Horo, M.D., is an interventional radiologist at Brigham and...

 “I researched treatment options for my uterine fibroids online and found UFE. I suffered from very heavy bleeding, but didn’t want to go through surgery and a long recovery,” said Cathy, 49, a patient treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital by Dr. O’Horo. “With UFE, my recovery was not painful, and I was back to normal after two weeks. My periods are so much lighter now, and I can wear something other than black pants! I’m very happy with the outcome.”  

Results of a recent five-year study reveal that more than 75 percent of women experienced significant long-term relief after UFE. Additionally, because UFE maintains the uterus, there is still a possibility of pregnancy after UFE, although it’s not recommended. Furthermore, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) includes UFE as a treatment option for uterine fibroids in its brochure.  

 For more information about treatments for uterine fibroids, you can attend a free women’s community health seminar on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Two physicians from Brigham and Women’s will discuss this women’s health issue including treatment options available, and they will answer questions. Also, a patient who experienced fibroids will be on hand, and she will discuss how she successfully overcame them.  Refreshments will be served, and the presentation will last approximately one hour. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please make a reservation by calling (800) BWH-9999 or (800) 294-9999.