Amy Olson Miller, Project Manager for the Department of BioHealth Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, shares her insight and experience of living with — and without — uterine fibroids.
There are a lot of things that Amy Miller doesn’t miss since having a hysterectomy for her uterine fibroids in 2015. Starting with her diagnosis at age 27 and continuing for the next 20 years, Amy coped with the symptoms and situations that women who have fibroids are all too familiar with.
She doesn’t miss:
What is COMPARE-UF?
COMPARE-UF is a registry* designed with input from women with fibroids that will gather information from women having treatment for uterine fibroids. This information will be used to help future patients, clinicians, and others make the most informed decisions about the best type of treatment for each patient's situation.
*A registry is a program that collects information about a person’s health to help answer specific questions to ultimately improve the medical care that people receive.
Are there alternatives to hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is not the only treatment for uterine fibroids, though it is the most common. COMPARE-UF will gather information about alternative treatment procedures.
As many as 3 out of 4 women have fibroids,
but not all women have symptoms or require treatment.
For women who require treatment,
there are alternatives to hysterectomy.