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    Fibroids affects 1 in 3 women over 40 in Canada. Of those more than half
    experience symptoms that affect their quality of life and many are so severe
    they require care giving from a third party at least monthly.


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    Until recently, surgery was the most common form of treatment in
    Canada for Fibroids. Of the available surgical options, most require recovery
    time of one month with 6 months suggested as complete recovery.


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    In a recent CANFib survey of over 1000 women with Fibroids, more than
    50% said while fertility is less of a concern, avoiding surgery was top of mind.
    Medications, according to respondents, is the preferred treatment option.


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Fibroids treatments in Canada, despite these facts, show more and more promise with every year that goes by ... 

CANFib provides research and Data to Physicians, Pharmaceutical Firms and Government that will help advance the of treatments of Fibroids and Endometriosis.

While CANFib Moderates 1000s and 1000s of Patient Discussions on Fibroids and Endometriosis, the goal of this work is to accumulate and extract relevant data that can be relied upon for decision makers. This helps to ensure those decisions take as much information into account as possible, while presenting that information in a condensed and well vetted format. CANFib also works to advance the understanding of all those involved toward each others role in the conditions of Fibroids and Endometriosis. 

The Patients

While CANFib has several large and popular “private” patient groups, the main Public Channels consist of more than 20,000 voices. The focus of CANFib is to develop a clear and direct conduit to accurate data (be that from the Public Channel Group or the Private Member Groups. Members are enthusiastic about the concept of contributing information to provide a collective set of data that provisional groups such as Pharmaceutical Companies, Insurers, Government and Physicians can draw upon. (and clear communication of those needs) equaling results. Because of this openly communicated purpose, members freely participate in discussion about symptoms as well as the top frustrations with regard to treatments and timelines. Patient collective information is shared to formulate concise directions and desires about now and the future of Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment in Canada.

At the same time, the Private Groups at CANFib are split up into Surgical Treatments, Drug Treatments and other categories allowing women to relate to each other at the stage they are currently experiencing and at the same time, allowing CANFib to accumulate more specific data from these sectioned off groups. 

Rapid links

The internet is chalk full of information but Google can make the search for a topic truly daunting. CANFib has scripted searches throughout for patients and other visitors, and condensed them into easy links. Our link to the latest in Europe will take you to the newest list of releases every time! It updates itself so you are always on top. The same work is applied to all our rapid links, skip the google work and click the one link that combines it all. Most of our rapid links are in the right hand margin. 

Shared Stories

Peppered in this site are videos of stories shared by other women with Fibroids and Endometriosis. Each one has traveled the same journey but generally in a different vehicle. Like babies, so many women can have them but few pregnancies are the same. Patients ultimately find the symptoms along the way familiar, and where there is resolve, it's satisfying no matter what the course of treatment was. 

Social Media Discussion and Moderation

One of our main discussion boards is shown on the home page. Just click like and you are in on come of the public talk. Keep in mind that your comments are appreciated and important information, strategies, surveys are all curated through these comments. This makes Patient Participation in CANFib much more than that of a patient group. Your information goes much farther, albeit completely confidential. 

Proven and Approved

Fibroids and Endometriosis information on the internet is fraught with a myriad of miracle cures, promises and places that purport to know how to eliminate Fibroids naturally. Many of these sites take great strides to appear as news or medically supported. Currently the only cure for Fibroids is a hysterectomy. To that end the treatments for both Fibroids and Endometriosis go through rigorous procedures to gain approval in Canada. Some are for heavy bleeding and some for fibroids themselves, but without fail, all listed treatments in CANFib are Health Canada Approved. 

In Canada


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Out of every 100 women over 40, 25 experience Fibroids symptoms.

Fibroids


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Appx. 25,000 hospital visits annually are Fibroids related.