Magee\u2019s Fibroid Treatment Center helps women determine the right solution for them.\nRobin Eberle never had a problem with her periods. But when this mother of five hit her mid-40s, her periods became heavier and lasted longer. \u201cThere were times I couldn\u2019t even leave the house,\u201d she recalls.\nHer gynecologist, diagnosed Robin with uterine fibroid tumors (UFTs) and referred her to the Fibroid Treatment Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.\nAs many as three out of every four women have UFTs, but the majority never even know it. For women like Robin, though, these non-cancerous growths in the wall of the uterus can literally take over their lives. \u201cWe bring together gynecologists and interventional radiologists with extensive expertise in treating fibroids,\u201d says Richard Guido, MD, the center\u2019s founder and director.\nThe center offers women much-valued convenience. \u201cDuring a one-day visit, you can have necessary diagnostic tests done, the results of these tests evaluated, and then meet with our physicians for a counseling session to determine your best plan of action,\u201d says Dr. Guido.\nIn the past, the leading treatment for UFTs has been a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). \u201cIt\u2019s still the only way to totally prevent fibroids from recurring,\u201d says Philip Orons, DO, chief of interventional radiology at Magee. \u201cBut women who are planning to have children or who are some years away from menopause may want to consider other options.\u201d\nFor Robin, her treatment of choice was a uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive procedure requiring little downtime. \u201cThe procedure literally changed my life,\u201d says Robin.\nFor more information on uterine fibroids, please contact the Magee Fibroid Treatment Center at\u00a0412-641-4435.