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Operating in the DRC

On my recent and third trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Projet Myome - the Fibroid Project - I accomplished more than I had imagined.  First, I was able to train a Congolese doctor to do a myomectomy, as we say in surgery, from skin to skin.  Operating from early morning until…
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Heavy Periods

Today, like most days, I saw women of many ages suffering from heavy periods. It is not uncommon for some women to soak through a tampon AND a pad in less than an hour. This interferes with work and play. Many women wait until they have had a terribly embarrassing moment before taking the time…
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Fibroids

There has been quite a bit in the news recently about a procedure called morcellation, a process that allows us to take large fibroids out through a small incision.  I was taught that less than 1 in 10,000 fibroids was cancerous.  New data show that close to 1 in 350 fibroids may be cancerous, which…
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