Letter to U.S. Senators on Morcellation and Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

You can help save the lives of women with uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) by asking your U.S. Senators to request a congressional hearing on the hysterectomy procedure known as morcellation, which cuts up the uterus into tiny pieces before removal.  Tragically, when morcellation is used on a woman who appears to have benign fibroids but actually has ULMS, the cancer cells spread widely, creating stage 4 (metastatic) cancer.  Hundreds of thousands of hysterectomies are performed on women every year in the US, and 1 in 400 to 1000 of them will have ULMS. Unfortunately, before surgery there are no reliable tests that can identify the presence of ULMS. Click on the following link for the form letter in Microsoft Word: Morcellation Form Letter to US Senators

Also, click here to sign the petition for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology to change this “standard of care” by ending the use of morcellation.