FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

November 24, 2014 4:24 PM

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The "vast majority" of women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices called morcellators, which grind up a woman’s uterus so it can be easily removed, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

The FDA issued a revised warning saying the chopping process can spread undetected cancer in women and should only be used in very specific cases. As many as one in every 350 women having the procedure to remove uterine fibroids have tumors in the uterus that haven’t been diagnosed, the FDA says. Us...

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