Every year, roughly 200,000 women in the United States get a hysterectomy–surgical removal of the uterus–to alleviate the pain and pressure of uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths affect millions of women in child-bearing years. A good source of information on symptoms, treatments, surgical options, and possible causes is found at this site, compiled by the Center of Uterine Fibroids at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Go to: http://www.fibroids.net/

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