Thursday, 31 July 2014

Women's Health Alert - Recall on Devices called Power Morcellators used in Surgeries for Uterine or Ovarian Cancer

Hello dear friends,

I am looking around my study as I type this and no, the ceiling isn't falling in and lightening isn't striking me dead, but it's been such a long time since I last wrote I feel I have let you down!
So many times over this past year I have thought of things I should be writing and sharing, but I wondered whether I should do so as people probably won't stop by anymore due to my long absence.

I received a shocking and scary email yesterday and thought this was so important to share that many women might be reached if I started writing again.
So here I am!

The email I received had to do with the recall of surgical instruments called, "Power Morcellators".
If you have had, or know someone who has had laparoscopic surgery (keyhole) it is important that you  share this information with them. It might help save a life.

In layman's terms, these devices are used to cut tissue within the body to make it into smaller pieces that will fit through the small tubes used in this sot of surgery. The cutting can spread cells that may be diseased.
For example, if your surgery was performed with one of these devices and you were given the all-clear on your cancer, you may still have malignant cells in your body due to the use of the PM. It is important that you check with your doctor and/or surgical to find out what you should do as a follow-up.

I am no expert so I am asking you to go to this website and read the information yourself.
If it wasn't for my blog post regarding my own hysterectomy, the woman from the recall center would not have found me. She wrote to me personally to ask me to tell everyone I know about this issue. This is the best way I can do it to reach the most people.
Best wishes and blessings to you all!

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