Fibroid Relief Hosts Physician/Patient Panel Discussion On Risks, Symptoms And Current, Non-Invasive Treatment Options For Uterine Fibroids
The nonprofit health organization, Fibroid Relief, will host a free, public information event, Fibroid Relief At Last, to educate women in the Los Angeles area about uterine fibroids and current, non-invasive treatment options, including focused ultrasound.
Attendees will have their questions answered by a panel of medical experts, including gynecologists, holistic experts and radiologists, who specialize in treating uterine fibroids. They will also hear from a patient who lived with uterine fibroids and was successfully treated with MR-guided Focused Ultrasound, a non-invasive therapy that combines MRI techniques with focused, high-intensity ultrasound waves.
One in four women in the U.S. is suffering from uterine fibroids, which are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus that often cause intense discomfort, bloating and severe pelvic pain. Previously, a woman might undergo a hysterectomy to treat her fibroid problems, but invasive surgery is no longer the only treatment option for these women. A panel of UCLA clinicians, a naturopathic physician and a patient will discuss newer, less-invasive treatment options.
Speakers include Dr. Chris Tarnay (Gynecologist); Dr. Michael Johnson (Gynecologist); Dr. Steve Raman (Focused Ultrasound); Dr. Cheryl Hoffman (Uterine Fibroid Embolization); Sarah Murphy, N.D. (Holistic Medicine) and Erin Shull (uterine fibroid patient recently featured on the daytime TV talk show, "The Doctors").
6:00 p.m., April 27, 2010
Marriott Marina del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292