The Journey to Fibroid Awareness

July Is Fibroid Awareness Month

The Fibroid Fighters Foundation wants you to join us on a journey to fibroid awareness by starting conversations to create connections and build communities that can ensure no woman fights alone or without knowing her choices. Check out our calendar below!

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FIBROID EPIDEMIC: THE CRISIS

Every 10 minutes, 12 hysterectomies are performed in the United States. Even more astonishing, up to nine of them did not meet the guidelines set for a hysterectomy- rendering those procedures medically unnecessary. Due to the fact that patients are not always made aware of other options, up to 60 percent of these surgeries are performed for the treatment of Uterine Fibroids. Thankfully, there are non-surgical , effective solutions that alleviates debilitating symptoms, while also preserving a woman’s reproductive system and fertility.

Facing The Facts About Fibroid Tumors

1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with Fibroids

Women will be diagnosed with Fibroids

of 80 % African American Women have Fibroids

of African American Women have Fibroids

Hysterectomies each year are due to Fibroids

Hysterectomies each year are due to Fibroids

of 40 % African American Women have Fibroids

of all diagnosed fibroids are symptomatic

Fibroid Fighters Mission

The Fibroids Fighters Foundation is a public welfare organization created to advance the cause of women’s’ health and the safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroids.

The Foundation’s mission includes:

  • Educate the American public about the health, social and economic damages caused by uterine fibroids diseases.
  • Focus on research and advances in fibroids disease treatments.
  • Inform women that they do not need to suffer from uterine fibroids diseases and that embolization of uterine fibroids is an effective and non-invasive treatment option.
  • Advocate public and private payer coverage for uterine fibroids embolization.
  • Engage in fundraising activities with public and private companies to support the Foundation’s mission and activities.
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      Thank you fighter, Robi for sharing your fibroid journey and joining the Fighting Fibroids Challenge! Robi was first diagnosed when she was 16 years old and suffered in silence for years. It wasn't until just recently she received treatment. Her doctors did not give up on her or her uterus and saved her from a hysterectomy. When you suffer in silence, you keep yourself from the help you can get. Keep fighting warrior, we got your back!

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      Thank you fighter, Robi for sharing your fibroid journey and joining the Fighting Fibroids Challenge! Robi was first diagnosed when she was 16 years old and suffered in silence for years. It wasnt until just recently she received treatment. Her doctors did not give up on her or her uterus and saved her from a hysterectomy. When you suffer in silence, you keep yourself from the help you can get. Keep fighting warrior, we got your back!

Share your story to spread awareness here: http://ow.ly/4et850FkWwC

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      💪 Fibroid Specialist Spotlight 💪

      Dr. Shiloh matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine where he earned AOA honors graduating in the top 10% of his class. After completing a general surgery internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he moved on to a residency in radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

      Dr. Shiloh is double board certified in both radiology and interventional radiology (IR). Dr. Shiloh was recently awarded fellowship in the Society of Interventional Radiology, a distinction granted to only 10% of all doctors in this field.

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      💪 Fibroid Specialist Spotlight 💪

Dr. Shiloh matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine where he earned AOA honors graduating in the top 10% of his class. After completing a general surgery internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he moved on to a residency in radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

Dr. Shiloh is double board certified in both radiology and interventional radiology (IR). Dr. Shiloh was recently awarded fellowship in the Society of Interventional Radiology, a distinction granted to only 10% of all doctors in this field.

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