Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 11th, 2004
Fibroids are non-cancerous masses that occur in the uterus that can affect between 20% and 40% of woman over 35. Some have no symptoms, but others experience heavy and prolonged menstrual periods, pain in the back, legs or pelvis, pressure on the bladder or bowels and pain during sexual intercourse.
The FDA said it gave expedited approval to ExAblate because it offers major advantages over other treatments for fibroids.
The device is intended for use on women who...
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