What is a fibroid? I’d assume most guys like me have no idea…but the Fibroid Treatment Collective in Los Angeles has launched Fibroid Awareness Week from today through April 23rd to educate the public about the tumors affecting upwards of 50 percent of all women.
Fibroid tumors are benign (non-cancerous) growths that appear on the muscular wall of the uterus. In our “not safe for lunch” fact of the day around the office, the tumors can grow as large as a five month pregnancy. It’s true.
Guess what? Uterine fibroids can affect women of all ages, but are most common in those ages 40 to 50. There is no distinct cause for fibroids so Queen Tellem has been working with Bruce McLucas, MD, founder of the Collective and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, to get the word out about how to treat them.
There are several special events highlighting this week, including a Fibroid Treatment Seminar on Wednesday, April 21 in Pasadena at 6:00 p.m. PST and a Fibroid Treatment Webinar, Friday, April 23 at 5 p.m., PST. Both are free, and reservations can be made at www.fibroids.com. Nationally, women can also join a live chat on the same web site Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.
From the doc:
We felt the best way to reach out to almost half the women around the world who may have symptoms of fibroids was by launching this annual observance and disseminating timely information about diagnosis and treatment. The Fibroid Treatment Collective was founded 12 years ago to educate women about fibroids and various treatment options.
Ok…now I can answer the question, so it’s time to get out there and spread the word!