#DontLoseUrU will raise awareness of all available treatment options for uterine fibroids.
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Free From Fibroids (FFF) and the Fibroid Coalition announced the start of their social media awareness campaign to coincide with the beginning of Fibroid Awareness Month.
Throughout July, Free From Fibroids and its ambassadors will highlight social media posts tagged with #DontLoseUrU.
“There are non-surgical options available like Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) that allow women to get their life back much quicker than surgery, and to keep their uterus; something that is often underappreciated by medical professionals,” said Dr. John Lipman one of the founders of Free From Fibroids and the Founder and Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.
“This social media campaign is aimed at empowering women with information that is often not provided to them as they battle uterine fibroids. We want women to take charge of their own health and be able to advocate for themselves. If they are being dismissed, their concerns not being addressed, or they are not given ALL of their treatment options, they need to find a different medical provider. It’s also important that we use Fibroid Awareness Month as an opportunity to challenge the medical community’s outdated knee-jerk treatment of uterine fibroids with hysterectomy.”
Find Free From Fibroids on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram along with the hashtag #DontLoseUrU
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous benign tumors that impact nearly two-thirds of women by age 50. Studies show that women of color are diagnosed with fibroids nearly three times as frequently as white women.
Hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, is the 2nd most common surgery performed in the United States. The number one reason for hysterectomy is benign uterine fibroids. Why is that?
Studies have shown that most women suffering from fibroids only hear from doctors about the surgical options: myomectomy (surgically removing some of the fibroids) or hysterectomy (removing most or all of the uterus). The FFF mission is to inform women of the non-surgical options, like Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), that do not require women to undergo surgery at all!
For more information on Free From Fibroids, The Fibroid Coalition, or to support H.R. 2007, please visit our website at FreeFromFibroids.org.
Board of Directors:
- John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR
- Jan Dees, CEO
- Mark Garcia, MD, FSIR, FACR
- Paula Gwynn Grant
- Jayne Lipman
- Teresa Edwards (4-time Olympic Gold Medalist)
- Felicia Moore (President of the Atlanta City Council & Mayoral candidate)
- Ken Taylor, MD (OB-GYN)
- Frederick Johnson, Jr., MD (Interventional Radiologist)
- Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, MD (Interventional Radiologist)
- Mary Costantino, MD, FSIR (Interventional Radiologist)
- Janice Newsome, MD, FSIR (Interventional Radiologist)