Fibroid Awareness Month


Maryam Henein


Published on Jul 13, 2018

July is National Fibroid Awareness Month. Did you know that this super common condition marks a silent crisis plaguing women around the world?

The go to treatment to surgically remove a fibroid is a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the entire uterus. Consider that out of the  approximately 700,000 hysterectomies performed every year, 90 percent of them are performed for benign indications, and that a woman's lifetime risk of all gynecologic cancers is less than 3 %, which means that the removal of a woman's womb unnecessary, Even the conservative American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) acknowledges that at least 70 percent of the hysterectomies that women undergo every year are unnecessary at a cost of 17B a year.