What are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are common, non-cancerous (benign) tumors of the uterus consisting of smooth muscle cells and connective tissue. A woman may have a single fibroid or groups of fibroids. Fibroids range in size from less than 1 inch to more than 8 inches across.
At least 25% of women in the United States have symptoms of uterine fibroids. In fact, about 70% of Caucasian women and more than 80% of African-American women have developed fibroids by the age of 50. Many fibroids go undetected unless they cause symptoms.
UVA is pleased to offer FDA-approved MRgFUS treatments for women who suffer from the symptoms of fibroids. There is a patient support organization based in Charlotteville, fibroidrelief.org, that has more information about fibroids as well as stories from women who have had MRgFUS treatments
If you are interested in MRgFUS as a possible treatment for your uterine fibroids or if you're ready to schedule an appointment, please contact Dot Cage, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC in the office of Dr. Alan Matsumoto. Dot's phone is 434-243-2795, her voicemail is 434-243-2795, and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Charlottesville-based patient support organization fibroidrelief.org for more information about fibroids as well as stories from women who have had MRgFUS treatments.