Saturday, February 19, 2005

You’re NOT Getting The Whole Story On Hysterectomies

WOMEN’S HEALTH ALERT!

You’re NOT Getting The Whole Story On Hysterectomies...

6 out of 10 doctors fail to tell women they have less invasive alternatives—according to a new study. Are you being deliberately left in the dark?

When your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, are you sure you’re being offered every surgical option? The answer may be an alarming "no"—according to a recent study.

Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed every year in the United States. It’s second only to Caesarean deliveries as the most frequently performed major abdominal surgery for women. And a recent survey of gynecologists revealed that at least 6 out 10 doctors failed to inform their patients that they could undergo a less invasive form of hysterectomy that would NOT involve the removal of the cervix.

This could be an important factor in preserving a woman’s urinary, bowel and sexual activity—functions often damaged by a total hysterectomy. This lesser surgery also has a faster recovery time and involves a shorter stay in the hospital. For the full, eye-opening story, see page 324.

Don’t you deserve to know about all your healing choices? Of course, you do.
Contact us to shed some light on this at the Health Gain Forum or Q-Jumpers.

1 comment:

Jane said...

This information is both enlightening and disturbing. It reinforces the fact that we really need to take responsibility ourselves to make sure we are well informed and explore all options before consenting to surgery of any kind. Thankyou Q-jumpers!