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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 11:42 PM

Husband And Wife Doctors Claim Her Fibroid Removal Procedure Spread Cancer [View all]

Source: NPR and WSJ

Dr. Amy Reed and her husband Dr. Hooman Noorchashm are campaigning against a standard procedure to remove fibroids in the uterus, called morcellation, in which the mass is ground up and removed in minimally-invasive surgery. They claim it spread Dr. Reed’s previously undetected cancer.

Dr. Noorchashm and Dr. Reed joined Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the fibroid removal technique and their campaign against it.

“You are basically taking a procedure, which puts women basically in a collision course with a stage four cancer,” said Dr. Noorchashm, noting that this is what happened in his wife’s case.

Dr. Reed and Dr. Noorchashm say they’ve brought their concerns and data about the procedure to their hospital, but the hospital has not stopped offering it.

Read more: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/18/fibroid-removal-cancer




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Doctors Eye Cancer Risk in Uterine Procedure
Popular Technique to Remove Growths Comes Under Question

By JENNIFER LEVITZ CONNECT
Updated Dec. 18, 2013 1:21 p.m. ET
An increasingly popular method of removing common uterine growths is coming under assault by some doctors worried about the risk of spreading a potentially deadly cancer.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, a prominent Boston medical center, said Tuesday it plans to impose new limits on the procedure, called morcellation. And Massachusetts General Hospital said it expects to change what it tells women about possible risks from the...

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