graphic of woman sitting on sofa with Uterus character. She says, "July is Fibroid Awareness Month!" The Uterus says, "Great! It's the perfect time to get to know me."
graphic of woman sitting on sofa with Uterus character. She says, "July is Fibroid Awareness Month!" The Uterus says, "Great! It's the perfect time to get to know me."
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Hologic is committed to raising awareness about fibroids this July and beyond, because no woman should suffer with fibroids in silence. As an expert on the subject, I’m here to help. Any symptoms you experience are a sign your uterus is trying to tell you something.

Did you know that in a recent Hologic/Harris Poll survey we found that less than half of US women (48%) are confident they could identify the 5 major parts of the uterus?1

So let’s take a step back into health class to learn a little more about me.

Hey Doc!

This page is for you, too. Our survey found that 55% of women are not confident they could identify a uterine fibroid.1 Share this page with your patients as you counsel them on treatment options. We created a resource kit with social posts, email templates, office posters, and more for you to help your patients understand fibroids better.

Fibroids can be a real pain for us.

But what are they? Uterine fibroids are benign growths that occur in the uterus. They range in size, quantity, and location. They can be as small as a pea or as big as a grapefruit. Fibroid tissue on its own can be harmless, but for some, fibroids can be a real pain. Fibroid symptoms can sometimes be similar to symptoms of other uterine growths called polyps and cysts.

Did you know less than half of US women (47%) are confident they could identify the difference between fibroids, polyps, and cysts?1

Read more about fibroids.

Do you think you have fibroids? Take the symptom quiz.

Learn more about the different types of uterine growths in my vlog below.

Hey U, we have treatment options!

Only about half of US women (52%) know that a hysterectomy is not the only way to treat uterine fibroids.1 But it actually isn’t your only option! A hysterectomy is an invasive surgical procedure that completely removes your uterus.

Did you know there are minimally invasive procedures that can protect your uterus while relieving you of your painful symptoms?

Watch my vlog about fibroid treatment options.

The Acessa® procedure works by delivering controlled heat directly into the fibroid causing it to shrink over time.

The MyoSure® procedure works by getting rid of unwanted tissue, such as fibroids and polyps, without having to remove or even cut the uterus, preserving your option for having children in the future.

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Talking about your uterus can make some women a little uncomfortable. In fact, nearly a third of US women (31%) say they are embarrassed to discuss their menstrual bleeding or pain with others.1 And it’s easy to forget your questions when you’re sitting in the exam room. We get it. That’s why we created this Doctor Discussion Guide. It can help you make the most of your conversation with your doctor.

Now let’s hear from some real women about their experiences with fibroids.

Quad Webb’s Journey

Quad Webb’s Journey

Fibroids and IVF

Fibroids and IVF

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We want to hear from you! Share your fibroid story.

If you’ve ever had fibroids or been treated for fibroids, we’d love to hear your story. And if you’re a doctor, please share your experience treating women with fibroids.

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Important Safety Information
The Acessa ProVu system is intended to identify and shrink symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Acessa ProVu system is used by trained physicians during laparoscopic surgery under general anesthesia. Rare but serious risks of this procedure include, but are not limited to, infection, internal injury, blood loss and complications related to laparoscopic surgery and/or general anesthesia. This procedure is not recommended for women who are planning future pregnancy. This information is not medical advice. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to find out if the Acessa procedure may be right for you.

MyoSure tissue removal system is intended to remove unwanted tissue from the uterus. During a MyoSure procedure, a trained gynecologist inserts the MyoSure device through your vagina and then removes the unwanted tissue from inside the uterus. Use of the MyoSure system is not appropriate for patients who are or may be pregnant, or have signs or symptoms of a pelvic infection, cervical cancer, or previously diagnosed uterine cancer. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks including but not limited to internal injury, excessive bleeding, and complications related to anesthesia. Temporary side effects may include cramping, bleeding, fever, and nausea. This information is not medical advice. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to find out if the MyoSure procedure may be right for you.

Reference: 1. This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Hologic between May 10-12, 2022 among 997 female adults ages 18+. The sampling precision of Harris online polls is measured by using a Bayesian credible interval. For this study, the sample data is accurate to within + 2.8 percentage points using a 95% confidence level. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Bridget Perry at bridget.perry@hologic.com.