Cancer returns in doctor who spearheaded power morcellation controversy

Doctor Amy Reed spearheaded the fight against power morcellation with her husband, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, after contracting uterine cancer following a minimally invasive hysterectomy involving power morcellation. Now her cancer has returned. The couple did not achieve their ultimate goal of an FDA ban on power morcellators, but did spark public outrage that resulted in new device labeling and notification requirements prior to surgery. The outcry publicized the risks of morcellation, and hospitals are now using the procedure with more caution, if at all. The FDA is accepting public comments on its new labeling requirements. More (sub. req.)

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