Skip to content
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
atti_editor posted:
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

The FDA said that the procedure, known as "laparoscopic power morcellation," can inadvertently spread cancerous tissue beyond a woman's uterus and into other parts of her body.

Click on the link above to learn more.

Have you had, or thought about having, laparoscopic power morcellation to remove uterine fibroids?
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful

Helpful Tips

My problem
I am 18yrs old female. I am a very sensitive and innocent girl. This incident happened last year. I had an affair with my boyfriend. After ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.