Health

Robotic surgery: How safe is it?

When Mea Figueroa of St. Cloud was told that a robot would be performing a delicate operation to remove uterine fibroids that were causing her pain and abnormal bleeding, she hesitated slightly.

Oncology & Cancer

How to catch ovarian cancer earlier

Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive until five years after diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, this is because only about one-fifth of ovarian cancer cases are detected early, when the chances ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from most common uterine tumors

A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States—benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial ...

Surgery

FDA warning ups hysterectomy complications for uterine fibroids

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing hysterectomy for uterine fibroids, there was an increase in major and minor 30-day complication rates following the issuing of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration black box warning against ...

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