uterine fibroids

Mayor Sylvester Turner Proclaims July 2021 and Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month in Houston, Local Doctors Work to Educate Women About Their Options for Treatment

More than 320,000 women in Houston are at-risk for developing uterine fibroids with African American women disproportionately impacted In recognition of local efforts to educate women about uterine fibroids and the many treatment options available, Mayor Sylvester Turner has designated the month of July as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. Local doctors from Houston Fibroids and Complete Women’s Care Center are using this month, and every month, to highlight this common, but often overlooked disease. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous […]

What Every Woman Should (But Probably Doesn’t) Know about Uterine Fibroid Treatment

Eric Hardee, MD

By Eric Hardee, MD, and William Fox, MD Chances are, you or someone you know has uterine fibroids. These benign tumors, which often appear during childbearing years, are so common that the National Institutes of Health estimates as many as 80 percent of women will develop them by age 50. African-American women are more likely to develop fibroids at a younger age and have larger fibroids that cause more severe symptoms. Although some women may […]