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New Minimally Invasive Fibroid Treatment Available Across the Country

Posted On Date 07-23-2014 - 06:34 PM

For women seeking a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (AcessaTM) may be a good treatment option.

What is radiofrequency ablation (AcessaTM) of Fibroids?

Radiofrequency ablation (AcessaTM) of fibroids uses heat to destroy the fibroid tissue. Radiofrequency ablation (AcessaTM) is performed during a laparoscopic surgery. A small ¼ inch incision is made in the belly button. A thin lighted telescope is placed through this incision to visualize the uterus and surrounding organs. A ½ inch incision is made in the skin overlying the uterus. A special ultrasound probe that works inside the body is placed on the uterus to clearly see the fibroids. A needle-like device is inserted into the fibroid. Once the needle is in the middle of the fibroid, the energy is activated and heat is delivered directly to the fibroid until the entire fibroid is destroyed. The treated fibroid shrinks in size by ~ 40% within 3 months after treatment.

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New HysterSisters Button - for You

Posted On Date 07-08-2014 - 01:19 PM

If you have a website or blog, we have a new HysterSisters button for you to use. Simply copy/paste the code in the box below and add it to your HTML code in your website or blog. It is a great way to share your favorite women's website with your website visitors.

You can also find the button and the useable code in the right column (if you are on your desktop or laptop) or at the bottom of the HysterSisters website pages if you are on your smart phone. Add it to your website today!


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Petition - Right to Choose Fibroid Treatment

Posted On Date 07-07-2014 - 01:04 PM

To make your voice heard, please consider signing these petitions to make sure the FDA knows we do not want tools to be banned but rather, for each patient to be informed of the risks, and the patient, with partnership with her doctor, make decisions for her health.

This week the FDA will be hearing arguments for banning certain tools used in fibroid treatments. Read more about the FDA hearing here: FDA Hearing - Morcellation.

Don't ban a woman's right to choose her fibroid treatment.

Informed Consent - you have the right to know ... [Read More]


HysterSisters Checking-In July 2014

Posted On Date 07-01-2014 - 07:33 PM

Our newsletter features help for your Menopause Merry-go-round with information and resources for unusual menopause symptoms: insomnia, vertigo, bowel changes, hair loss and more.

HysterSisters Checking-in - July - Your Menopause Merry-Go-Round ... [Read More]


HysterSisters on KTXD TV - The Broadcast

Posted On Date 06-23-2014 - 01:08 PM

June 20, 2014, Kathy Kelley, founder of HysterSisters.com was interviewed on the Broadcast KTXD TV, Dallas Texas by Lisa Pineiro. Discussing hysterectomy - definitions, numbers, biggest needs and the support and information available on HysterSisters.com.

Thanks for inviting us, KTXD!

View the video clip here: HysterSisters on KTXD TV - The Broadcast. ... [Read More]


FDA Schedules Hearing for Morcellation Safety

Posted On Date 06-11-2014 - 01:38 PM

On July 10 and 11, 2014, the FDA committee will discuss the safety of laparoscopic power morcellator devices as it pertains to their potential to disseminate and upstage a confined, but undetected (occult) uterine malignancy during laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy. FDA is convening this committee to seek expert scientific and clinical opinion on the risks and benefits of these types of devices when used for these procedures, based on available scientific data. The committee will make recommendations regarding the appropriate use, premarket testing, labeling, and other risk mitigations (including the use of containment bags) for these devices.

If you would like to provide your story to the committee:

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before June 24, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled be ... [Read More]


Balancing Bone Health after Hysterectomy

Posted On Date 06-03-2014 - 04:08 PM

HysterSisters Checking-In June newsletter is now online with helpful information and tips for managing your bone health after hysterectomy and as you journey through menopause.

"I wasn't watching carefully. My feet slid out from underneath me. And I fell. I landed—eventually—on my bottom. I bounced down a few stairs, on my tailbone, before coming to a stop. That was over three years ago, and I still feel the effects of that fall.

Although the initial pain from the fall required no more than ibuprofen for a few weeks and a donut to help me sit down, the effects have not yet worn off. After three years, I still feel the aches after a long day on my feet, starting from my bottom and lower back. If I've spent a lot of time writing on my keyboard, hunched over the screen, my hands can even hurt. And sometimes, my hips even complain.

It seems that as I age, moving closer to sixty years old, my bones get tired when I'm tired. In an effort to beat back that inevitable aging proc ... [Read More]


Hysterectomy Stories - I am a HysterSister

Posted On Date 05-16-2014 - 07:15 PM

HysterSisters.com has launched "I am a HysterSister" hysterectomy stories with great information and sharing from women about their hysterectomy experience.

Women fill out a form and submit their answers along with a photo. The information is processed along to create a hysterectomy story. From there, the submitted story goes into moderation. Selected stores are featured in our I am a HysterSister story section.

Hysterectomy stories include:
Why did you/your doctor decide a hysterectomy was your best option?
What helped you the most before/after your hysterectomy?
What was your biggest fear or concern going into your hysterectomy?
What was the best recovery gift you received?
What is one piece of advice you would give to a woman about to have a hysterectomy? (Or, what do you wish you'd known before your hysterectomy?)
What surprised you the most (either before of after your hysterectomy)?
What is one item you recommend bringing to the hospital?
How did you pass the time durin ... [Read More]



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