Exploring Treatment Options for Women with Fibroids

Mayo Clinic expert demonstrates women have options that preserve the uterus ROCHESTER, Minn. — A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is negative and an ultrasonography shows a modestly enlarged uterus with three uterine fibroids, […]

African Americans and Fibroids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart comments on the impact of uterine fibroids on African American women. To listen, click the link below. African Americans and Fibroids

Mayo Expert to Lead Research Comparing Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today that it is part of a team of research centers chosen by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids. AHRQ has awarded the team a $3.95 million, first-year […]

Uterine Fibroids Have Significant Impact on Quality of Life, Workplace Performance

Uterine fibroids cause significant fear and morbidity and can compromise workplace performance, according to a recently published survey of nearly 1,000 women in the U.S. Elizabeth Stewart, M.D., lead author and gynecologic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, says, “We conducted this survey to better understand the experience and needs of women with fibroids. Many people are unaware that […]

Mayo Clinic Study: Uterine Fibroids Have Significant Impact on Quality of Life, Workplace Performance

Fibroids found to be a public health issue for African-American women who have more symptoms, longer time to diagnosis and greater need for information ROCHESTER, Minn. — Uterine fibroids cause significant fear and morbidity and can compromise workplace performance, according to a recently published survey of nearly 1,000 women in the U.S. The results were published this […]

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