TOMS RIVER, NJ (February 23, 2010) – As many as one out of every five women will develop uterine fibroids – the most common noncancerous pelvic tumor – during their lifetimes. While the cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, they can cause many symptoms and grow to be very large.
On Monday, March 8, Community Medical Center Radiologist Michael D’Angelo, MD, will present a free lecture on Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), one option for the treatment of systematic uterine fibroids. The program will be held at the hospital’s Auditorium C, 99 Highway 37 West in Toms River, at 6 p.m.
In a UFE procedure, physicians use a catheter to deliver small particles that block blood supply to the fibroid, causing it to shrink. Dr. D’Angelo will explain the procedure as well as answer questions participants may have.
Pre-registration is requested by calling 1-888-724-7123 and press prompt #4. For more information on the Radiology department at Community Medical Center, visit www.cmcxray.com.
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