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Albany Med leading study of procedure to shrink uterine tumors

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Dr. Gary Siskin, a professor and chair of radiology at Albany Medical Center, is leading a nationwide clinical study that could increase the effectiveness of treatment for uterine fibroids. Fibroids are relatively common benign tumors of the uterus that can cause pain, excessive bleeding, and in many cases anemia. A popular treatment for fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization, involves injecting special micro-beads into the arteries that bring blood to the uterus. The micro-beads embolize, or cut ...


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