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Patient Resources
Links and Books with More Information on Fibroids and UFE


The best way to make the right decision for yourself is to make sure you are completely informed about your condition and treatment options. If you would like more extensive information about fibroids, UFE, and other treatments, consider visiting other websites or reading one of the many books written on the subject.

 
Links

Information about UFE as an approved treatment for fibroids from
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Join Yahoo’s discussion group about uterine fibroids and learn how other women are dealing with their condition.
groups.yahoo.com/group/uterinefibroids

Society of Interventional Radiology

SIR is the international specialty society for interventional radiologists. Its Web site includes a variety of patient information and answers to frequently asked questions about UFE and fibroids.
www.sirweb.org/patPub/uterine.shtml


Sex, Lies, and Uterine Fibroids
A comprehehsive, personal site, launched by Carla Dionne, who was diagnosed with fibroids at the age of 28 and set out to educate herself about treatment options other than surgery. A highlight of the site is Carla’s journal, which holds years of entries that describe how she dealt with the condition as her fibroids enlarged her uterus to the size of a 6 or 7 month pregnancy.
www.uterinefibroids.com


Fibroid Corner
Watch an online video of an actual UFE procedure being performed, learn about the latest research, and find a physician near you who performs UFE.
www.fibroidcorner.com

 

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Handout About UFE
The leading society for family physicians, the AAFP provides educational handouts for patient education. Download this useful handout about UFE. familydoctor.org/handouts/601.html


Georgetown University’s Fibroid Options
A patient education resource created by physicians at Georgetown University’s Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
www.fibroidoptions.com


Duke University
Information about UFE, fibroids, and treatment options by the physicians at Duke University’s Division of Vascular Radiology. This site contains diagrams and drawings that illustrate the procedure.
www.radweb.mc.duke.edu/ufe/default.htm


RadiologyInfo
Article on Uterine Fibroid Embolization
www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=ufe&bhcp=1
 
Patients in Europe needing information about fibroid embolization can go to www.fibroids.co.uk.

Books

The best way to make the right decision for yourself is to make sure you are completely informaed about your condition and treatment options. If you would like more extensive information about fibroids, UFE, and other treatments, consider reading one of the many books written on the subject. The selections below have been chosen for their breadth of information, accuracy, and reading enjoyment. The assembled list also includes books related to the subject of fibroids.


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids: New Techniques and Therapies -Including Breakthrough Alternatives to Hysterectomy
Details at amazon.com


Sex, Lies, and Uterine Fibroids
Details at amazon.com


The Ultimate Rape: What Every Women Must Know About Hysterectomies and Ovarian Removal
Details at amazon.com


The Hysterectomy Hoax: A Leading Surgeon Explains Why 90% of All Hysterectommies are Unnecessary and Describes All the Treatment Options Available to Every Woman No Matter What Age
Details at amazon.com


The Fibroid Book
Details at amazon.com


For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Improving Your Sex Life
Details at amazon.com


Fibroids: The Complete Guide to Taking Charge of Your Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Well-Being
Details at amazon.com

Medical References

See our page of Medical References on UFE.