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FDA to weigh risks of potentially cancer-spreading device
Washington Post

Sarah Salem-Robinson had worked for more than a decade as a gynecologist’s assistant, so she was familiar with treatments for fibroids. When she herself was diagnosed with the noncancerous uterine growths, she immediately resisted a common laparoscopic procedure recommended by her doctor.

The procedure involves a device called a power morcellator to cut fibroids into small pieces, which then are removed through minimally invasive incisions.