Traditional treatments for uterine fibroidsBenign tumours, most often in the uterus. include hysterectomyThe surgical removal of the uterus (womb). and hormonal drugs but a wide range of innovative treatments are currently in use or are currently being tested. Uterine fibroids are benignNot dangerous, usually applied to a tumour that is not malignant. growths in the wombThe uterus. and are the most common non-cancerousMalignant, a tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. growths in women of reproductive age.
A new treatment is ESMYA™, which may be available in hospitals shortly following trials. The initial trials have found ESMYA™, an oral medication, to be an effective and safe treatment for fibroids. It functions by blocking the progesterone receptors to prevent fibroids from developing and growing.
Another non-surgical procedure for the treatment of fibroids is Uterine Fibroid Embolisation which is performed by an Interventional Radiologist. This procedure involves injecting spongey/sandy particles into the uterine arteries which will block the bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. vessels supplying the fibroids causing them to shrink and die.
For further information about new and traditional treatments for fibroids please see our fibroid section here .