Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths, or tumors, in the uterus. The fibroids are comprised of muscle cells and tissue that grow in and around the walls of the uterus.
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Understanding Uterine Fibroids Dr. Travis Stork: So the type of biopsy that we did which I have a demonstration here is called the core. You have a target, which in our case is a paminto olive. And Gene get to feel it, but I also want to make sure I was really getting the target, so used ultrasound to find the target. And I slide this little device after numbing the skin, just at the edge of it. So, on the count of three, this will jump out and take the size of the grain of rice. One, two, three, okay. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Okay, that was fun. Dr. Kristi Funk: Many of men has hit the floor when I do this procedure on his wife. But now, by opening this up, is a gorgeous benign paminto olive. And so this little sample which is about the size of a grain of rice, under a microscope you can tell if it's cancer or not. And if it's not, whatever it is can stay inside the breast safely.
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