Fibroids affect approximately three out of four American women. Many women dismiss symptoms of fibroids (also known as myomas) including, heavy monthly periods, pain or pressure between the hip bones or back of the legs, a frequent need to urinate, constipation and bloating and an enlarged abdomen. Fibroid related symptoms cause women to lose an estimated 2-4 million days of productivity a year. African-American women, and those of any race with a family history, are more likely to develop fibroids than other women. It’s estimated that between 50% and 80% of African-American women will develop fibroids. Fibroids are the #1 reason for hysterectomy in this country— up to 75% of hysterectomies done are for this non-cancerous condition that can be treated without surgery!
Monday, August 13, 2012
All Around Town!!!
The Fibroids Team is making stops all around the Metro Atlanta area to educate women on UFE, a non surgical option for the treatment of fibroids. Most women I talk to are surprised to learn that UFE or uterine fibroid embolization only takes 45 minutes and the patient goes home with just a band aid. A band aid? Yes, a band aid. The patient is also back to work in about a week.
The Fibroid Team, led by Marjorie Coley visited Delta Airlines, the Internal Revenue Service, Fulton County DFACS and Word of Faith in East Point. We also joined AmeriGroup for a back to school/health fair at the Walmart on Gresham Road. Despite the rain, 400 people participated in the event. V103 Radio was also on hand to entertain the crowd.
UFE and Fibroid Expert, Dr. John Lipman conducted a community health at New Covenant Christian Ministries in Lithonia, GA this past Saturday. To book an event at your church, email Marjorie Coley at firstname.lastname@example.org. See all the photos below.