What is Fibroid Awareness Month?
Fibroid Awareness Month is an annual event held in July to increase awareness about uterine fibroids and the various treatment options available. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that can develop in the uterus, and they affect up to 80% of women by the age of 50. The impact of fibroids on women’s health can be significant, with symptoms ranging from heavy menstrual bleeding to chronic pelvic pain.
What is the White Dress Project?
The White Dress Project is a national non-profit organization founded in 2014 to raise awareness about fibroids and advocate for better treatment options. The organization’s name comes from the idea that many women with fibroids avoid wearing white dresses due to the fear of embarrassing accidents caused by heavy bleeding. The White Dress Project’s mission is to empower women to take charge of their health by providing information, support, and resources to help them make informed decisions about their care.
Fibroid Awareness Month and The White Dress Project are both essential in the fight against fibroids. They provide a platform for women to share their stories and connect with others who are experiencing similar struggles. They also help to reduce the stigma surrounding fibroids by educating the public about the prevalence of this condition and its impact on women’s lives.
What is Fibroids Awareness Month about?
One of the main goals of Fibroid Awareness Month is to increase awareness about the different treatment options available for fibroids. Many women with fibroids are not aware of the full range of treatment options, including uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), myomectomy, and hysterectomy. UFE is a minimally invasive procedure that shrinks fibroids by blocking the blood supply to the uterus, while myomectomy and hysterectomy involve surgical removal of the fibroids or the uterus itself.
The White Dress Project also advocates for more research into fibroids and better access to care for women with this condition. Currently, there is a lack of funding for fibroid research, and many women with fibroids struggle to find doctors who are knowledgeable about the condition and the latest treatment options. The White Dress Project is working to change this by raising funds for research and advocating for better education and training for healthcare professionals.
One of the most significant achievements of The White Dress Project is the introduction of the Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act in 2020. This landmark legislation involves funding for research into fibroids and the establishment of a task force to develop better treatment options and educate healthcare providers and the public about this condition.
Fibroid Awareness Month and The White Dress Project are both essential in the fight against fibroids. They provide a platform for women to share their stories and connect with others who are experiencing similar struggles, and they help to reduce the stigma surrounding fibroids by educating the public about the prevalence of this condition and its impact on women’s lives. By increasing awareness about the different treatment options available for fibroids and advocating for more research and better access to care, these organizations make a real difference in the lives of millions of women affected by fibroids. If you or someone you know struggles with fibroids, we encourage you to check out The White Dress Project and get involved in this important cause. Together, we can make a difference and improve the lives of women with fibroids.
How we support women with fibroids
Our patients want to make informed decisions about fibroid treatment with a trusted, world-class medical group that supports an effective pain management plan.
We have responded with processes that are minimally invasive and limit your loss of work and personal time. Our experienced physicians and staff keep you informed at each step of the process.
We always provide a personalized evaluation, treatment, and pain management plan. Our support continues after treatment with a comprehensive follow-up plan.