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  • Series: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446678538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446678537
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Goodwin is Professor at the Dept of Radiological Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine. Foreword by Carla Dionne, Executive Director National Uterine Fibroids Foundation. Michael Broder has extensive research training which has been cited in numerous newspapers & magazines.

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Although this book is written by doctors, it is clear, concise, easy to comprehend and complete.
MPB
I would highly recommend this book to any woman or her friends/family that has fibroids and is clueless about the myriad of options out there.
DDL1975
This is an excellent book with great information for women searching for options in dealing with fibroid tumors.
D. DeGraw

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mel on June 13, 2005
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This is the most comprehensive book on fibroids that I have read. It explains the different types, enumerates other conditions that may be confused for fibroids, details diagnosis techniques. It then thoroughly explores each treatment option currently available--and it is up-to-date, as opposed to another book I purchased which was so out of date it didn't even mention Uterine Artery Embolization. It gives statistics on the successes and complications from each treatment, and also suggests questions to ask your doctor and qualifications he/she should have. It assumes that you are intelligent enough to make up your own mind about what treatment you want and does not "sell" one over any other. It is just so refreshing!

I recommend it to anyone who is trying to get through the maze of confusing information about fibroids.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By MPB on April 23, 2003
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Knowledge about fibroids and available treatment options has been changing rather rapidly. This book is clearly the most accurate and up to date at the present time (2003). In a changing field, accurate and up-to-date are critically important. That alone, makes Goodwin/Broder a must-read for any woman dealing with fibroids.
This book is well documented, giving citations chapter by chapter - so the reader has some idea what information came from which sources, and can refer to those sources should she wish.
It is very heartening to see an Interventional Radiologist (Goodwin) and a Gynecologist (Broder) COOPERATING to provide COMPLETE information about fibroids in ONE book. Too frequently, these two branches of medicine appear to be competing with one another, even trying to discredit one another, on issues relating to fibroids and treatment of fibroids. There are treatments for fibroids which involve each of these doctor's specializations. Together these two authors make it possible for women to consider the options based on the knowledge of doctors who support what is best for the PATIENT rather than what is best for the individual doctor's ego or pocketbook. This book does that and does it splendidly well. Broder and Goodwin together set out both the pluses and minuses of the various available treatments and what's appropriate when - regardless of whose specialty each treatment lies within.
The authors even cover what's known about treatments of the future including some currently in clinical trials. Goodwin and Broder also discuss lifestyle changes, suggest ways to implement some of them, and what effects one might or might not realistically expect from such changes. The book is rational rather than emotional.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 2003
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This book was very helpful. I have fibroids and my doctor told me to have a hysterectomy. I am glad I read this book. It gave me a better understanding of my condition. I finished this book with an understanding of my diagnosis and armed with some questions to ask my doctor and a feeling that I was taking charge of my situation. Thank you, thank you , thank you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By drebbles VINE VOICE on March 28, 2008
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For years hysterectomies have been the "solution" for fibroids preferred by most doctors but that is changing and "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids" examines new techniques and therapies to treat fibroids including alternatives to hysterectomy. The book covers what fibroids are; how they are diagnosed; managing symptoms; watchful waiting; diet; exercise; stress; alternative medicines; drug treatment; options such as uterine fibroid embolization, myomectomy, and hysterectomy; and future treatment options. There is also a bibliography, a list of additional resources (books, organizations and websites) and an index.

I wish "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids" had been published when I was first diagnosed with fibroids. It is very informative and helps women understand what fibroids are and how to treat them (or in some cases not treat them). There are a lot of charts and lists throughout the book that are very helpful as they explain things such as facts about fibroids; risk factors for fibroids; fibroid sizes; symptoms of fibroids; a list of exercises; and some menu plans. Everything is explaining in layman's terms so nothing is too confusing to read.

One of the things that impressed me about the book is that it was written by a gynecologist and a radiologist, both men, who have an amazing grasp about the effect fibroids can have on a woman's life. I also liked the fact that even though there were some treatments they didn't agree with or recommend, they explained all aspects of treatments evenhandedly, giving the reader a chance to make up her mind. All the chapters in the book are excellent and the chapters on three procedures available (Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Myomectomy, and Hysterectomy) are especially well done.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Judith A. Dore on April 15, 2010
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I had a myomectomy two weeks ago after doing much soul searching and online research on my fibroid condition, and, man, do I ever wish I'd discovered this terrific book about fibroids a year ago when my primary doctor discovered my fibroids. The first OBGYN I saw said my only option was hysterectomy -- but I was only 39 at the time and although I don't plan to have any more children, the thought of losing my uterus brought me to tears.

I got a second opinion after waiting another six months and suffering from pain and bleeding. Fortunately, the second doctor was wonderful and really listened to me and my concerns. But if I had found this book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids," not only might I not have had to torture myself and be filled with so much fear, but I also would have felt more prepared for the surgery and what I am going through now during recovery.

The book was published in 2003, so I wish there were an update as I am sure there have been medical breakthroughs in the past seven years. But overall, the book is comprehensive and balanced.

A must read for any woman dealing with a fibroid diagnosis.
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