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September 20th 2010

The Fibroids Project Fact Sheet

  • The Fibroids Project was created by a woman diagnosed with uterine fibroids for women diagnosed with uterine fibroids.
  • Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the uterus (womb), a female reproductive organ.
  • After years of researching information on uterine fibroids, co-founder Renee Brown Small connected with partner and co-founder Nnamdi Osuagwu, to create a website that is an information resource for women.
  • The site’s purpose is to provide the latest information from medical professionals, Renee’s story, and other women’s stories.
  • According to National Institute of Health, its estimated that 77% of women of child bearing age are affected by fibroids.
  • 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year due to fibroids.
  • Women will be able to chat with doctors and other medical professionals online.
  • The Fibroids Project brings an issue that is typically face to face to an online platform.
  • The Fibroids Project connects with doctors all over the country and provides their research findings.
  • The Fibroids Project interviewed Dr. Haywood Brown, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center along with other subject matter experts.