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Response to Warpy (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:31 PM

9. 1 in 400

Actually, the erroneous 2 in 100,000 frequency you refer to is what has come to light as a result of our campaign to stop morcellation. The chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Barbieri, actually admitted this in the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal last week.

The 100,000 denominator used up until last week by all gynecologists everywhere, is in all women. But if you are a woman with symptomatic fibroids requiring a hysterectomy, the risk of a Leiomyosarcoma is 1 in 400. Please read Dr. R. Barbieri's comments to the Globe and the WSJ from last week. You will soon see this number published in the New England Journal of Medicine, we hope.

For now, go to our public petition link and pass it on to as many women as you know:


Hooman Noorchashm MD, PhD (For Amy J. Reed MD, PhD, our children and the others)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School.

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