The FDA and Health Canada are deliberating on the safety of this procedure for women.  I was listening to CBC yesterday and heard this piece, and shuddered at the implications.  Here’s the blurb from the podcast.

“Health Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected cancer, Amy Reed & her husband are fighting to stop the practice – Oct 15, 2014

Not long ago, only surgeons and patients would have heard of a morcellator. Gynecological surgeons say morcellation minimizes the risks of certain surgeries, but others see the procedure to be a cause of risk, especially for women with undetected cancer.”

Go listen to the podcast on cbc.ca. :)

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