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Sex, Lies, and the Truth about Uterine Fibroids by [Dionne, Carla]
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From Publishers Weekly

Approximately one U.S. woman in four will suffer symptoms of uterine fibroids in her lifetime. Little is known about what causes them, but their symptoms include anemia, fatigue and back pain. In Sex, Lies, and the Truth about Uterine Fibroids: A Journey from Diagnosis to Treatment to Renewed Good Health, Carla Dionne, executive director of the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation, assesses treatment options for this common condition. The most frequently recommended treatment is a hysterectomy; indeed, over 200,000 women per year undergo hysterectomies for this relatively benign disease, despite the fact that there are alternatives. Dionne herself successfully overcame fibroids by other means and is committed to letting other women know that hysterectomy is not the only course of treatment available. Thoroughly researched, her book arms women who suffer from uterine fibroids with important information and, even more importantly, options for good health.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

The executive director of the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation has written a very personal book that takes the reader through her years of trouble with fibroids. Benign tumors of the uterus that cause pain, bleeding, and other problems, fibroids can be treated in a number of ways or not at all. The author clearly opposes the sometimes-standard procedure of hysterectomy and encourages alternatives such as uterine artery embolization, which worked for her. She gives suggestions for readers to do their own research and provides lists of questions that patients should ask their doctors. Libraries that already own Johanna Skilling's Fibroids: The Complete Guide to Taking Charge of Your Physical, Emotional and Sexual Being (LJ 2/15/00) won't need to buy this book. Recommended where demand warrants. [Dionne also has a web site (www.uterinefibroids.com). Ed.] Elizabeth Williams, Fresno City Coll. Lib., C.
- Elizabeth Williams, Fresno City Coll. Lib., CA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5477 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Avery (April 23, 2001)
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2001
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002XW28G2
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By A Customer on November 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
Ms. Dionne's tremendous efforts can pay off for all women if they read this book and educate themselves about the importance of keeping their uterus. Women have been too complacent about hysterectomies, probably out of ignorance about the purpose and function of the uterus. If all women had her attitude, I believe the medical profession would be encouraged to find more effective methods of dealing with common conditions such as fibroids. The tone of this book is appropriately angry, but balanced with a great deal of research and scientific information. You won't feel like you're reading a medical textbook because of the writing style, and you won't feel like Ms. Dionne is telling you what to do about your fibroids. Most importantly, after reading this book I feel I could talk more openly to other women about sex, lies and uterine fibroids.
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If you or anyone in your life circle are grappling with uterine fibroids, order a copy of Carla Dionne's "Sex, Lies & the Truth About Uterine Fibroids", published by Avery, a member of Penguin Putnam, Inc., NY, NY 2001. This book documents at least 1 in 4 women have uterine fibroids which can grow silently for years and/or suddenly present with a host of uncomfortable to debilitating symptoms. Dionne describes uterine fibroids; identifies current diagnostics for uterine fibroids; and discusses all the minimally invasive and uterine-sparing treatment options. "Sex, Lies & the Truth About Uterine Fibroids" teaches how to establish an effective patient- physician partnership. Patients can screen doctors by selecting those who discuss all treatment options. Doctors must be sensitive to patient concerns about accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for their medical condition. Also, they must be skilled and competent. It is obvious that a one-size fits all option such as hysterectomy is under intense scrutiny with today's female patient population. Dionne's book provides a wealth of information to manage and mitigate uterine fibroids. Get this book and stop the lost work days, the loss of intimacy with your loved one, and the lost family time. Get your life back!!
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Carla Dione was never my patient. I never meet her. At this time 20015 I am exposing her lies. I am going to Federal Authorities to bring actions against her and the publisher. She fails to inform women of the negative complications of UAE. She fails to inform the reader she is paid to sell UAE by UCLA Medical Center. She fails to inform women that the implants used in UAE are not able to be identified by xray. She fails to give all the complications of UAE. I am taking actions to prove her unethical actions to the public. The publisher never did a proper check on truth of her book prior to publication. They thought it would sell because she claimed to by my patient.She was never my patient. I never have supported UAE because of its complications and unethical conduct of its promotion and development. I am exposing Carla , ULCA and UAE in my on going living book Shadow of Medicine. I am not responsible to all the pain and suffering she has caused to thousands of women. Carla is the responsible party . Everything here in is my opinion. Dr.Vikki Hufnagel MD DrVikki.com
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Ms. Dionne does an excellent job of explaining fibroids and the options women have for treating them in her book �Sex, Lies and the Truth About Uterine Fibroids.� I highly recommend this book. I believe every woman with fibroids could benefit from this book. It is well researched, and the explanations are clear and concise.
The perspective is great as Ms. Dionne not only seriously did her medical research, but she�s a fibroid patient herself. She relates to the fibroid patient in a very personal and realistic way. She knows that many women haven�t a clue what a fibroid is until diagnosed; that they will be horrified to hear their doctor utter the word �tumor;� that way too many women will hear that they �need� a hysterectomy when in fact they do not; that many women will not honestly and fully be told by their doctors about alternative treatments, etc.
Ms. Dionne not only talks about treatment choices but also about choosing doctors and hospitals and making decisions. She takes the reader through her own fibroid ordeal, treatment and results. She bases her book on serious medical research and reporting � not on theories about what might be. She makes it clear that she has her own perspectives and that she made her own choices, but she also makes it clear that each woman has to choose for herself.
Ms. Dionne does an excellent job of arming women with the information they need in order to know what�s what, and to be realistically able to make their own informed choices.
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There are few excellent resources for a woman with fibroids - I should know, I have them. After two doctors in a row telling me to get a hysterectomy (what???), I knew I needed to do some homework and get a better idea of my options for treatment/surgery. This book is IT. Well researched, balanced and objective in approach, and as informative as it gets, Sex, Lies and the Truth About Uterine Fibroids is the best resource there is and a must-read for anyone who has fibroids (that's 80% of women).

I had heard of some of the options before, but never received so much detail about types of fibroids, the possible treatments and surgeries, and what was involved with each. Rushing into surgery because your doctor "told" you to? Stop! Read this book! You owe it to yourself, your health, and your loved ones.
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