News & Notes with Ed Gordon, May 29, 2006 · Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that can cause bleeding, cramping, swelling and miscarriage. Farai Chideya talks to gynecologist Hilda Hutcherson about diagnosing and treating uterine fibroids.
Here is the link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5437130
The Geek’s summary:
The piece lasts about 6 minutes and discusses several treatment options for fibroids including laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures, and Uterine Artery Embolization. The gynecologist in this story considers hysterectomy a treatment of last resort. Let’s hope this is a trend that catches on.