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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 was born so that we could meet... and talk

One of the most told stories from women who have experienced Fibroids has been "I feel alone" and this is the underlying reason for CANFib having been founded. Being alone with a condition that 1 in 4 peers has is outright absurd, and there are very few reasons for it having to be so. One of those reasons was "how do we find each other" - an issue that was easily solved by Founder Patricia Lee, who is expert in online communications and technology. Please join our groups and please LIKE our main page. 

 

CANFib Main Facebook Open Forums

 CANFib Discussion Group
The CANFib main forum on Facebook is open and public. None of the changes we have seen in treatments could have happened and no new treatments will be of interest to the pharmaceutical community if they don't know we need and want it to happen. Please LIKE this page, please talk here. You can keep it general and still make a voice for us all. 

We also encourage men to join the open forum as for MOST women with fibroids there is a man going through it with her. He has perspectives and input that is of value and we care about all aspects of this condition. 

CANFib Fibroids Private Closed Forums

Talk Symptoms
This is where a little more privacy is handy and you can join this group simply by asking. We talk about bleeding, clotting, pain, cramps, depression and more. Please note that no one can sell anything in this or any other group. It's a place for women to unpack their frustrations and talk, we want that respected. 

 Talk Surgery
If your path has taken you to any kind of surgery, then you very likely have unique questions and concerns that are better shared with peers in the same boat. This surgery forum has members that have been through it; Myomectomy, UAE, Hysterectomy.. we are all here to help each other. 

 Talk Fibristal
This group is specifically for users of the drug. To join please have your DIN number ready, its found on your packaging from the Pharmacy (usually top right) and will match up to the numbers in the database. Anyone with questions about Fibristal before using it we suggest going right to the open threads. There are 1000s of discussions there, so many women are sharing publicly. The group is designed more to talk about specifics to their own situation and often are answering questions we ask so that we can bring more information to the public. 

 

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.