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Monday, March 31, 2008

Fibroid Tumor Facts

Here are some facts about fibroids:

* As many as 77 percent of all women have fibroids.

* Between 20 and 40 percent of fibroids create symptoms such as excessive bleeding or pain.

* Over six hundred thousand hysterectomies are performed in the United States each year, 89 percent of them for benign conditions.

* Fibroids account for approximately 45 percent of all hysterectomies.

* Women using hormone replacement therapy are at greater risk for continued symptoms of fibroids compared to women who do not use hormone replacement therapy.

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